Established in 2006 by Park West Gallery, the nonprofit Park West Foundation works tirelessly to meet the urgent needs of young adults aging out of the foster care system in Michigan.
As part of that mission, for the fifth consecutive year, Park West Foundation will serve as a supporting sponsor at the 2019 Fostering Futures Scholarship Event on Wednesday, June 26, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Fostering Futures Scholarship provides funds to assist former foster care students with college expenses.
“We take great pride in the success and continued implementation of innovative solutions to address varied needs of Michigan youth,” said Park West Foundation Director Diane Pandolfi. “The Fostering Futures Scholarship is an initiative we enjoy supporting each year. You can truly see the impact this organization has on the lives of foster students as they transition into higher education opportunities in Michigan.”
During the 2018-2019 academic year, more than 500 students at 50 different institutions have received support. All proceeds from the event, including luncheon reservations, sponsorships, auction and raffle items, are awarded to former foster youth currently enrolled at Michigan colleges and universities.
Since 2012, fundraising efforts through individual donations, group donations, sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions and fundraising events have totaled over $1.2 million. For more information on the Fostering Futures Scholarship, visit https://www.michigan.gov/setwithmet.