In 2008, Grand Rapids University Prep Academy was just coming to life. Today, it is a growing and thriving school complete with class pride that rivals any institution with decades of history.
The students of UPrep are willing to take a chance on a different way of learning in order to turn their dreams into diplomas and effectively prepare for an advanced education. We helped them build not just a school, but a solid foundation to prepare them for the challenges of higher education and beyond.
Thanks to the help of our incredibly generous community, we reached our goal of $9.2 million!
UPrep is grateful to the following donors for their generous support of our capital campaign:
Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation
M.E. Davenport Foundation
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation
Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Jim and Kathy Hackett
Mike and Sue Jandernoa
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
John and Nancy Kennedy
Dave and Carol Van Andel Foundtion
Steve and Cindy Van Andel Foundation
VanderWeide Family Foundation
The Boyd Foundation
Wayman and Dinah Britt
Brian Cloyd and Agnes Kempker-Cloyd
Dr. Stephen and Mary Cohle, in memory of Richard Cohle and John Van Dyke
Dave and Patsy Eisler
Rob and Bert Elliott
Fifth Third Bank
Twink Frey and Jim McKay
Randy and Kristi Gentry
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy Students, Parents and Staff
Ralph W. Hauenstein
Haviland Enterprises, in memory of Jose Narezo
Doyle Hayes, Sr.
Gerard and Nancy Hickey, in loving memory of Jack Richard Waddon
Earl and Donnalee Holton
Keith and Mary Kay Hopkins
Margaret P. Idema
Irwin Seating Company
Dallas and Senita Lenear
Elizabeth Welch Lykins
Dan and Deb Kalinka Manning
Dave and Linda Mehney
Richard L. Merphi
Teresa Weatherall Neal
O’Donovan Family Foundation
The Louis and Helen Padnos Foundtion
Timothy and Diane Poff
Milt and Barbara Rohwer
J. Patrick Scripps
Jacqueline D. Taylor, Ph.D.
Craig F. Tiggleman
Sue Tiggleman, in memory of Fred R. Tiggleman
Michael and Michelle Van Dyke
James and Jane Welch Foundation
Daniel and Kaellen Williams
Michael and Mary Alice Williams
Williams Kitchen and Bath
Wolverine Coil Spring
We invite you to join with us in continuing to help turn dreams into diplomas.
EVERY gift, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated and will be used to continue to support the school and its programs.
Donations may be made to:
Grand Rapids University Preparatory Association Capital Campaign
P.O. Box 3127
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-3127
Grand Rapids University Preparatory Association is a qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent of the law.