Event Details


You’re invited to change the world you live in.

Join us for our inaugural Gala where we’ll share how Affinity Mentoring is building stronger communities and how you can be a part of shaping this growing landscape.

Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner and a chance to hear more about how we can meet the needs of students in Grand Rapids together. 

April 27, 2017


The Ballroom at McKay
[146 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503]

Kindly RSVP by April 17, 2017




Individual Tickets: $110/each



Sponsorship Opportunities

View the Sponsorship Levels below to determine how you would like to contribute.

Platinum Title Sponsor $7500

  • Exclusive to one sponsor
  • Eight tickets to the event [entire table]
  • Premiere front table seating
  • Logo on all printed materials
  • Logo on website
  • Half page program recognition
  • Public thank you and recognition
  • Slide show recognition

Gold Sponsor $5000

  • Eight tickets to the event [entire table]
  • Front table seating
  • Printed material recognition
  • Logo on sponsorship banner
  • Logo on website
  • Slide show recognition

Silver Sponsor $3500

  • Six tickets to the event
  • Single table seating
  • Printed material recognition
  • Logo on sponsorship banner
  • Slide show recognition

Bronze Sponsor $2500

  • Six tickets to the event
  • Logo on sponsorship banner
  • Slide show recognition


Table Sponsor

  • Full Table [8 tickets] $1500
  • 1/2 Table [4 tickets] $750


*Sponsorships can also be purchased offline by mailing the agreement and payment to Affinity Mentoring [3501 Fairlanes Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49418]. Contact Matt Cunningham, Advancement Manager, at or 616.406.3967 with questions or for more information. Download the Sponsorship Agreement here >

**Sponsorship packages include tickets. If you are a Sponsor please use the “Purchase Individual Tickets” link above to purchase additional tickets beyond those included in your package.

Thank you to our Sponsors!
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Britt Morant, PC
  • Designing Dreams, LLC
  • Herman Miller Cares
  • STS Transportation
  • Jim and Carole Wortley
  • And more!


Silent and Live Auction

Thank you to the businesses and individuals that have donated items for the Silent Auction and Live Auction. Be sure to join us at the Gala for a chance to win one or more of these fun packages!

  • Herman Miller – Aeron Classic office chair
  • Hotel Walloon – Walloon Lake Getaway Weekend [Two Night Stay, Dinner, Wine Tasting]
  • Tommy’s Pro Shop – Four hour skiing & wake boarding instructional outing on Reed’s Lake
  • Britt Morant PC – Relaxing Lake Michigan boat excursion for 4 adults
  • Quail Ridge Golf – 1 round of golf for 4 people with cart
  • OST – Authentic brick from Notre Dame Stadium and Notre Dame jersey
  • Arthur Murray – Two 30 minute dance lessons
  • …and much much more!



The Venue

The McKay Tower ballroom is located downtown Grand Rapids. There are entrances on Monroe Center and Pearl Street with both street and garage parking nearby.

Learn about McKay Tower and get directions >

What to Wear

This Gala is an elegant event. So, pull out that fancy outfit that you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to wear. Cocktail or semi-formal attire encouraged.


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