“Think College” Luncheon

Celebrating Noorthoek Academy Students

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm • Registration 11:45 am
Grand Rapids Community College’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC) Room 122
151 Fountain St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

There is no cost to attend, but we hope that you will be compelled to make a gift after you hear our story.

Register by Oct. 19 to Mary Ruth at 616.234.2130 or email

Along with your parking ticket, you will need a parking voucher to exit the GRCC ramp. Vouchers are available at the registration table. Your donation of $2.00 per voucher will be appreciated to cover our cost.


The Big Step Walk


Saturday, April 21, 2017 • 9:30- 11:30 am
Aquinas College, Alksnis Athletic & Recreation Building
1580 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Noorthoek Academy’s largest fundraiser is a community-wide, lighthearted walk in Aquinas’ brand new Alksnis Athletic and Recreation Building. The Big Step Walk is an inspiring, heart-warming wellness activity for all. Put on your walking shoes and join our fan club.

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If you have questions, please contact Mary Ruth at 616.234.2130 or email Your support is greatly appreciated.



Celebration Medal

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 • 7-9 pm
The Raider Grille at Grand Rapids Community College
122 Lyon St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

This event is a festive student awards and donor recognition celebration. Family members, caregivers, friends, volunteers and financial supporters come together to honor our students’ accomplishments.

Students are presented with certificates of accomplishment from Noorthoek Academy, Lifelong Learner Award Medals and GRCC Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

Outstanding members of the community serve as speakers such as Mayor George Heartwell, Diana Seiger Executive director of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Dr.  Steven C. Ender, President of GRCC.

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