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    December 16, 2016

    Private Pilots Complete First Check Rides in New Planes at School of Missionary Aviation Technology

    The first group of students from the School of Missionary Aviation Technology (SMAT) have completed their private pilot check rides in one of the new twin Cessna 172s.

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  • Rapids

    November 14, 2016

    Community buy-in in West Michigan is improving water life

    Miles apart in West Michigan, two projects are aiming to improve one of the region’s most valued assets: water.

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  • St Cecilia

    October 27, 2016

    See $2.4M renovation to 122-year-old downtown music center

    The St. Cecilia Music Center has completed its $2.4 million renovations to its 122-year-old building in downtown Grand Rapids.

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  • Bloomberg Program

    October 26, 2016

    $30 Million Bloomberg Program Helps Culture Groups Improve Cities

    An infusion of money, mentoring, and management training aims to put small and mid-sized arts groups in a stronger position to improve their cities.

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  • Wounded Warrior Dogs

    October 7, 2016

    'Wounded Warrior Dogs' wins $200K Grand Prize in ArtPrize 2016 public vote

    James Mellick's "Wounded Warrior Dogs" captured the hearts of ArtPrize voters – and a $200,000 grand prize.

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  • Bureau Of Personal Belonging

    October 7, 2016

    ArtPrize jurors give $200K Grand Prize to 'Bureau of Personal Belonging'

    A 1960s-era office setting in which bureaucrats challenged whether visitors are valid members of the community won the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize for ArtPrize Eight.

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  • Artprize

    August 9, 2016

    ArtPrize is creating neighborhood hubs

    ArtPrize is expanding its visitor services by adding to its headquarters "hub" to help guide visitors.

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  • Helen Devos

    June 30, 2016

    Why Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is one of the best

    For the fifth year in a row, Grand Rapids’ Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has ranked on this list of 50 hospitals.

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  • Scouts Stem

    May 16, 2016

    Program encourages Boy Scouts’ STEM Education

    A new program aims to prepare West Michigan Boy Scouts for jobs in science and technology.

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  • How Why Devos Family Gives Away Billions

    January 14, 2016

    How and why Amway’s DeVos family gives away billions

    The DeVos family for the first time is shedding light on lifetime giving of nearly $1.2 billion.

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  • Wmi Aviation Academy

    September 30, 2015

    WMAA granted $150K for a Cessna

    The Delta Air Lines Foundation donated enough money to the West Michigan Aviation Academy for it to buy an airplane.

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  • 12M Plan Clean Macatawa

    June 30, 2015

    $12M plan to clean up Lake Macatawa

    The Michigan power couple, known for their philanthropy and Republican politics, decided something needed to be done.

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