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Nonprofit honors supporters at Night of Gratitude

November 23, 2017
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A local nonprofit honored three organizations during its Night of Gratitude event.

White Feather Flights, Keller Williams Grand Rapids and Junior League of Grand Rapids were honored this month for their support of Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids through their "personal passion, corporate commitment, innovation, volunteerism and service.”

“This night was just one small way to show our appreciation for all of the amazing things our community partners and members do,” said Wendy Wigger, president, Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids. “We love being able to show our gratitude for those who have shown their support to Gilda’s Club on a variety of levels.”

Community Partner Award: White Feather Flights

The award is given to an organization that promotes the Gilda’s Club mission in “creative ways” and is a “genuine” ambassador of the organization.

White Feather Flights is an aviation organization that provides a medium for individuals and families grieving a death to honor their loved ones through flight on a private aircraft.

Service Award: Junior League of Grand Rapids

The award is given to an organization that takes “the meaning of service to the next level.”

Junior League of Grand Rapids is an organization of women committed to volunteerism. 

Corporate Engagement Award: Keller Williams Grand Rapids

Keller Williams Grand Rapids, a residential real estate firm, was honored for its philanthropic and volunteer support. The firm's agents have helped raise $139,358 to support Gilda’s Club.

Gilda’s Club

Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids offers free emotional health support to children, adults, families and friends experiencing cancer or grieving a death due to any cause.

The organization serves more than 10,000 area individuals annually.

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