Día del Sol 2017 may be over, but it will not be forgotten anytime soon. The June 15 fundraiser raised more than $61,000 to support GAAH's programs at the Cook Arts Center and the Cook Library Center. This is the first time the event was held at a facility other than the Cook Arts Center, and the spacious Goei Center worked beautifully. It was a great party. Cabildo provided the tunes, our breakdance and Mexican folkloric dancers  showed off their moves, and our Cook Library Scholars demonstrated their robotics skills. To top it off, San Chez Bistro owners Cindy and Dan Schneider donated the catering and were even there to serve our guests. 

We have many people and places to thank for making Día del Sol 2017 a resounding success, beginning with our generous sponsors:

Sociedad del Sol/Lead Sponsor
Meijer
 
Underwriting Sponsor
Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation
           
Platinum Sponsor
Grand Valley State University
 
Gold Sponsors
Amway
D&D Building, Inc.
Gene & Tubie Gilmore
Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University
Lafontsee Galleries
Macatawa Bank
Pepsi
Profile Films
Reagan Marketing + Design
San Chez Bistro
Steelcase, Inc.
 
Silver Sponsors
Anonymous
Mary Anne Cameron/Cameron Foundation
Calvin College
Celebration Cinema
Comerica Bank
Grand River Bank
Herman Miller
Miller Johnson Attorneys
Miller Welding Supply Company
MOSS
PNC Bank
Ande Roeser
Matt & Diana Schad
Taco Boy
Gary Walker
 
Bronze Sponsors
Anonymous
Marcia & Ken Borowka
Century A&E Corporation
Choice One Bank
Dolinka VanNoord & Company
Dominican Sisters – Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Public Schools
John Hunting
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
RoMan Manufacturing, Inc.
Eileen Schwarz-Duty & Jimmy Duty
Start Garden
 
Supporters
Bob & Juanita Baltierrez
Consumers Energy
Darin & Cami Estep
Dan & Marjie Gell
Dan Pfeiffer – Lincoln
R&R Mechanical Services, LLC
Special Occasions West
Two Men And A Truck
 
Thanks also to those who generously donated auction items, goods, and services:
 
Amway
Emilee Arter
Jerry Berta
Tina Bain
Marcia Borowka
Bos Greenhouse & Farms
Brewery Vivant
Christine Carrizales
Celebration Cinema
Circle Theatre
Comfort Research
Dairy Queen
Kayem Dunn
Family Fare
Eliza Fernand
First Community Bank
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
Forest Hills Foods
Reyna Garcia
Gazelle Sports
Julie Goble
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Ballet
Grand Rapids Chair
Grand Rapids Symphony
Herman Miller
Cathy Holten
Jersey Junction
Patti Johnson
Chari Jousma
Madeline Kaczmarczyk
Kennedy Floral
Koeze
Charles LaRue
Love’s Ice Cream
Marco New American Bistro
Marie Catrib’s
Martha’s Vineyard
The Meadows
Nucraft
Opera Grand Rapids
Papers Plus
Pepsi
Pilgrim’s Run
Reserve
Rose’s
St. Cecilia Music Center
San Chez Bistro
Schuler Books & Music
Sovengard
Special Occasions West
Steelcase
Terra
Two Men And A Truck
Cat & Roger Timermanis
VanAndel Arena
Margaret Vega
Kristine Whalen
The Winchester
 
Thanks also to our fabulous Día del Sol Committee for all their hard work: Betsy Artz, Tina Bain, Christine Carrizales, Mary Kate Heisler, Diana Schad, and Marla Woodward.
 
Finally, we would like to thank our good friends who attended the event as well as those who couldn't be there but purchased tickets anyway. Your support makes our programs possible. See you next June!

GRANDVILLE AVENUE ARTS & HUMANITIES
644 GRANDVILLE AVENUE SW
GRAND RAPIDS MI 49503
PHONE: 616-742-0692
FAX: 616-742-5499