Red Door Gala

Save the Date!

March 16, 2023
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Join us at our 2023 Red Door Gala to support the free emotional health support offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids for any one on a cancer or grief journey! This year we are thrilled to host the Red Door Gala at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park during their annual Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition. Together we will toast the transformative power Gilda’s program and the hope it creates.

Gilda’s Club is thrilled to welcome Charlie Berens as the evening’s entertainment!
Charlie Berens

Charlie Berens is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more. Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ Choose or Lose. Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 16 million views. In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content. He currently has over 1.9 million Facebook followers. After garnering millions of views, he’s toured the United States selling out venues within minutes. Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID.

6 p.m. Doors Open & Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Program & Dinner
8:30 p.m. Entertainment

Guests will also be able to enjoy Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition during the event.

Suggested Attire: Business casual with a splash of red. Everything from jeans to cocktail dresses welcome!

Ticketed Space is limited.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Shawn Campbell at [email protected] or 616.453.8300, ext. 137 to inquire about individual ticket and sponsor tables.

Special Thanks To

Our Event Hosts & Presenting Sponsor

Dave & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation

Lead Partners

Peter C. Emajean Cook Foundation

Gold Partners

Edward Jones (Becky Anderson)

Shawn and Stacy Tilstra

Silver Partners

Janet & Mark Nisbett
In Memory of Diana Morgenstern
Plante Moran PLLC/Rich Antonini
Mr. Bruce & Dr. Sara Uekert, Jr.
Williams Kitchen & Bath

Bronze Partners

Airport Freight X-Change LLC    Bredeweg & Zylstra CPA    Bridal Elegance

Consumers Credit Union

Dave Veneklase Family    Eenhoorn LLC     Experience Grand Rapids

Fence Consultants of West Michigan    Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Grand Valley State University     Jeff Gurney    Kent Companies, Inc

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Pioneer Construction Reagan Marketing + Design    Sable Homes

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge      TowerPinkster     University of Michigan Health-West

Workbox Staffing

A special thanks to Applied Imaging and Eastern Floral

Questions? Please contact Shawn Campbell,
Vice President of Fund Development & Engagement

at [email protected] or 616.453.8300, ext. 137 to discuss sponsorship opportunities or for more information.