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40th Annual Benefit Dinner

Come celebrate 40 years of helping local children succeed and welcome new Western Michigan University football coach Tim Lester back to Kalamazoo. Read on >

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  • Staff Spotlight: Allie VanHeest
  • In this month's Staff Spotlight we feature Allegan County coordinator Allie VanHeest.
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  • New WMU football coach Tim Lester to headline 40th Annual Benefit Dinner
  • New Western Michigan University football coach Tim Lester will be the Guest Speaker at the 40th Annual Benefit Dinner on June 19.
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  • Board Member Spotlight: Pat Sweeney
  • In this month's Board Member Spotlight, we feature Pat Sweeney.
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  • Staff Spotlight: Ana Kimak-Rice
  • In this month's Staff Spotlight we feature Ana Kimak-Rice.
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  • Board Member Spotlight: Mary Jane Mapes
  • In this month's Board Member Spotlight we feature Mary Jane Mapes.
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  • 'It's life changing'
  • Memories of a nearly 30-year friendship flow from Little Sister Abby Judy and her Big Sister Kay Kossen. In addition, gratitude is evident. As the youngest of five girls being raised by their divorced father, Abby craved the attention that Kay could give her. “I didn’t have anyone all of my own and with Kay, I felt special,” Abby says.

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  • A look back at 2016
  • Bigs, volunteers, and donors achieved a lot for our Littles in 2016. Improved self-confidence and performing better in school top the list.
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