GRCC SCHOLARfest Honoring Dave and Karen Custer Thursday, August 20, 2020

Dave and Karen Custer

Our annual fundraiser

This annual event celebrates the college’s philanthropic leaders while at the same time highlighting the achievements of its faculty, staff, and students. Proceeds from the annual event support GRCC student scholarships.

Join us in honoring Dave and Karen Custer

Dave is a distinguished alumnus of GRJC Class of ‘67. Dave and Karen have spent countless hours giving back to our community throughout the years, and we are proud to honor and celebrate their legacy. We invite you to share this special celebration with us.


Out of an abundance of caution to prevent and contain the spread of the coronavirus, we are rescheduling SCHOLARfest, originally set for May 5, for August 20th. Now for some good news: We are holding the rescheduled SCHOLARfest at our new home, the Custer Alumni House.


Event Details

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Custer Alumni House; 473 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids

Program: 6:45pm
Tickets: $150 per person
Attire: Summer Chic

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SCHOLARfest 2020 Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

meijer logo


Gold Sponsors

The David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation


Silver Sponsors

Irwin Seating Company logo Jandernoa Foundation logo  

 Pioner Construction logo

Karen and Steven Ender

The Currie Foundation

Mercy Health


Bronze Sponsors

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine logoLake Michigan Credit Union LogoRockford Construction logo Wolverine Coil Spring Co logo


Jim and Nancy Ayres

Paul and Kristine Babcock   

Michael and Lynette Ellis   

Kate Pew Wolters

Judge Sara J. Smolenski and Linda Burpee


Geneva Capital Management  

PNC Bank