You are cordially invited to “Be the Rock that Starts the Ripple of Transformation” in our community by joining us at our “Be The Rock” Celebration Dinner. With your support, we can continue to meet the growing needs of children, families and seniors in West Michigan - ensuring they have access to the life giving, professional health and human services that they need and deserve.

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September 17, 2018


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI


6:15 p.m. - General Reception

7:00 p.m. - Dinner

Celebrating 84 years of Impact

As a sponsor of this event, begin your evening with a reception featuring appetizers, live music by the 36th Street Band and Silent & Live Auctions. The celebration continues with powerful mission moments, fabulous cuisine, entertainment provided by the Scotty Pearson Family, award presentations and inspiration through our featured guest speaker Bob Goff, a New York Times best-seller.


Our 2018 Award Honorees & Categories

Applied Imaging
The Samaritas Volunteer Service Award

Dan & Dawn Carter
The Samaritas Ambassador Award

Senator Dave Hildenbrand
The Samaritas Leadership Award

Gordon Food Service
The Samaritas Partnership Award


Sponsors for 2018
Be the Rock

Presenting Sponsor
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Celebration Sponsor
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Benefactor Sponsor
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Kindred Hospice

Chemical Bank
Dave & Linda Morin
Scot Fay, Thrivent Financial
Thornapple River Group
Windemuller Electric

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Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsorship of the “Be the Rock” Celebration dinner event has many advantages:

♦  At the Benefactor level and up, invitation to a New Holland Brewing Company sponsored VIP reception, featuring unique Beer Tasting.

♦  Participation in exciting Silent and Live Auctions.

♦  Opportunity to celebrate with our 2018 awards recipients:  Applied Imaging, Dan & Dawn Carter, Senator Dave Hildenbrand and Gordon Food Service.

♦  Inclusion on Samaritas’ website and in our social media networks, email and printed materials for the event

artprize logoExclusive recognition as presenting sponsor in pre/post event publications, and from the stage in addition to all the benefits below. Opportunity to host Samaritas “Rock” ArtPrize installation capturing a “Be the Rock” theme and demonstrating your partnership at a site of your choosing. Plus, ten tickets to the New Holland Brewing Company VIP Reception.

Recognized as a celebration sponsor in pre/post event publications, and from the stage, ten tickets to the New Holland Brewing Company VIP Reception in addition to all the benefits listed below. 

Corporate logo included in pre/post event publications and link to company website on Samaritas website. Plus, ten tickets to the New Holland Brewing Company VIP Reception.

Corporate logo link on Samaritas website.

Listing on Samaritas website and recognition in the event program.

All Samaritas Gift Opportunities include invitations to the event reception, a table of up to 10 for dinner, listing on invitations, recognition in the event program and in the “Our Hands” newsletter, and a corporate table tent.

Thank you for your partnership in our mission:
Serving people as an expression of the love of Christ.