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Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards

Community supporters, donors and volunteers are invited to celebrate the culmination of the 2018 Campaign season. The evening will include highlights from the past year, recognition and volunteer awards, live music, and the final reveal of dollars raised for the community.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Timberlake Lodge
144 SE 17th Street
Grand Rapids

4:30 PM    Networking & Live Music
5:30 PM    Program & *Awards  

General Admission: Free

Preferred Table Seating (seats 6): $250
Helps underwrite event costs and receives event recognition package: reserved table, recognition at event (and on website) as a Table Sponsor.

RSVP: Call 999-7570 or register online. 
Seats are limited. Reservations are handled on a first come basis.


Questions: Contact or call 218-999-7570

2018 Keynote Presenter: Corey Medina, Native American blues artist

Born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico, Corey Medina grew up embracing the music that taught him so much - the blues. His roots carried with him when he moved to Bemidji, Minnesota in 2012 and has molded himself around the music scene ever since. 

His early musical influences came out of what his mom and uncles listened to: blues, classic country, soul, classic rock and metal. Corey adopts all of these in his music with his band "Corey Medina & Brothers". His band sets out to shine light in dark places by using their music and story to inspire others. Raw soul and rock stem from their bluesy sound from hard hitting break downs to growling blues screams. His music, he says, aims at spreading a message of hope and encouragement to every tribe and tongue that has felt hopeless and held back in life by fear, shame and hurt.

Other resources: TEDx Talk KAXE  |  Tiny Desk 2017 Submission Video  |  Chophouse Video  |  Herald Review Article

2019 Event sponsors:

The evening is complimentary thanks to these generous corporate sponsors. Their generosity ensures your annual contribution is directed toward solving the most pressing problems facing families and individuals in our community.

For more sponsorship opportunities, please call United Way at 218-999-7570 or email