Items Tagged with 'Gilda's Club'


Change Ups: Sultan snags LaughFest’s Best of Midwest title

April 6, 2018
Comedian Ali Sultan’s funny side recently won him the Best of the Midwest Competition, taking home the title 2018 Gilda’s LaughFest Best of the Midwest Comedian and a $2,500 cash prize. Read More

Inside Track: Giving people a reason to smile

Growing up, LaughFest Director Joanne Roehm knew she was destined for a leadership position in the arts.

March 10, 2017
As she discusses Gilda’s LaughFest, Joanne Roehm adopts a serious tone. Read More

Bell's Brewery taps into Cottage Bar Chili Cook-off

September 13, 2013
The Cottage Bar & Restaurant will host its 32nd annual chili cook-off on Saturday, with more than 40 cooks competing. Read More

LaughFest draws 53K attendees

April 15, 2013
The preliminary numbers from this year’s LaughFest are in — and the third year of the festival drew a combined crowd of 53,566 attendees with proceeds raised for Gilda’s Club reaching $210,000. Read More

Trivalent Group gives $50K to nonprofits at CompassionIT awards

January 23, 2013
It was a win-win situation with an even better twist — two more winners. Read More

DDA doubles award to Gilda's Club

It also supports Arena District and ups funding for growing downtown business.

December 15, 2012
For the second time this year, members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority handed out some funny money, and this time it was a larger amount. And for the second time this year, those dollars went to Gilda’s Club for its annual celebration of laughter. Read More

LaughFests contributions will make you smile

September 4, 2012

Face it, Gilda’s LaughFest is a good time for a good cause. While a bit of skepticism greeted the inaugural 10-day event that takes place throughout Grand Rapids, Lowell and Holland (Bill Cosby is coming here? Is this a joke?), two years’ worth of time, effort and ingenuity has paid off.

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