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Raising Hope

Provide Help and Create Hope

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Join us November 30th at 7:00pm at Frederik Meijer Gardens for our Raising Hope fundraiser.

We are thrilled to welcome you back for another year of Raising Hope! Raising Hope raises funds to support the more than 50 social service programs provided by Catholic Charities. Through these programs, CCWM provides help and creates hope for more than 15,000 individuals each year. This moving evening will feature a keynote speaker along with success stories from CCWM clients who have benefitted from our programs. 

With the purchase of a ticket you will gain access to the Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibit at the gardens, experience our incredible keynote speaker Kristan Hawkins and enjoy delicious food and drinks! Tickets can be purchased below for $150 for General Admission and $250 for VIP. A ticket purchase includes dinner, access VIP tickets include a meet and greet cocktail hour with our keynote speaker, Kristan Hawkins. 

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karol Maurer at! 

Meet our keynote speaker, Kristan Hawkins!  


General Admission ticket purchase: grants you access to Frederik Meijer Gardens “Christmas Around the World” Exhibit, a wonderful dinner and delicious drinks. 

VIP ticket purchase: grants you access to a cocktail hour prior to dinner with our incredible keynote speaker Kristan Hawkins as well as access to Frederik Meijer Gardens tropical conservatory and “Christmas Around the World” Exhibit, a wonderful dinner and delicious drinks.

Raising Hope 2023 Event Registration

Thank you to our Sponsors




Ottawa Communications

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Russ and Chris Visner

Matt and Katie Tate

Jim and Katie Hudson

Ron and Joan Griffith

SS Peter and Paul Parish

Mark and Elizabeth Murray

Table Hosts

Dave and Jan Harris

Dickinson Wright

Mike and Mary Brandon

Cathedral of St. Andrew

Macatawa Bank

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

Matt and Edie Bryant

Connor and Erin Doyle

St. Robert School Families