2022 Comprehensive Sponsorship Opportunities
Comprehensive Sponsors are critical partners in our success in fulfilling our mission. Comprehensive sponsors are asked to give their 2022 gifts at the beginning of the year to be recognized as GCA sponsors throughout the entire year. With the uncertainty in our funding due to the pandemic, your support is even more important than ever to cover a major portion of our operating budget, and to provide scholarships to deserving girls to participate in our programs. Each sponsorship level includes recognition and reservations to our events so you can stay up to date with what the GCA has been doing to help transform the lives of girls in West Michigan. We have been able to provide some version of each of our normal events this year, but due to COVID-19 plans are still subject to change according to CDC guidelines to keep our donors and girls in our program safe. You can learn more about our current plans for each of our events below:
“Raise Your Voice” Hosted Luncheon is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the unique opportunity we provide for girls across West Michigan to learn leadership skills and to grow their self-confidence through the magic of music. The GCA provides lunch, and we ask attendees t make a contribution to help us accomplish our mission. The event is on April 18, 2023 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the L. William Seidman Center on GVSU's downtown campus.
“Let Their Voice Be Heard” Benefit includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment. In this festive environment we celebrate the GCA and honor a Grand Rapids woman who is a community leader and an excellent role model for the girls we serve. This year’s Honoree is West Michigan jazz great, Edye Evans Hyde. The Benefit will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Watermark Country Club.
High Notes Cabaret is our exclusive donor appreciation event for our High Notes donors, who give $1,000 or more each year. This summer event will feature an outdoor performance from one of our singers and an opportunity to learn more about the GCA from our staff and volunteers.
Questions? Contact the Girls Choral Academy at 616.361.6111 or email [email protected]
About 2022 "Giving Girls A Voice" honoree Edye Evans Hyde
Awarded the 2011 West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year, Edye Evans Hyde has been singing jazz, blues and pop music for over 30 years in West Michigan, Los Angeles, Asia and Europe. She was also awarded “2012 Best Regional Artist” by the fans of WEMU Radio. That isn’t the only recognition her outstanding voice has earned her, though—the L.A. Jazz Scene said “Edye Evans Hyde combines scat singing with lyric interpretation while working part of the time in a vocal mode that brings her voice into the fold as another instrument in the band.” Spins On Music names her as “one of the region’s vocal treasures.”
Hyde’s music ranges from swanky, classic jazz to upbeat blues that makes you stand up and move. Her smooth ability to weave her voice with the instruments in her quintet or stand out and passionately belt her music makes her a must-see performer. We are excited to honor her for her inspirational career and for the hours that she has spent working with GCA singers.