In Memory of Ken Betz


Remembering Ken BetzThe Grand Rapids Community Foundation celebrates the life and mourns the loss of Ken Betz, a beloved partner and friend of the Community Foundation. For many years, Ken Betz put his heart into giving back. A humble and kind man, his generosity and care for others created and improved opportunities for many people in our community. Ken's relationship to the Community Foundation dates back to 1991 and over the years he generously supported various initiatives. Notably he was an early supporter of the Challenge Scholars program, a Community Foundation program that ensures students who stay on track and graduate from Union High School will attend college or technical training tuition-free. Like each Challenge Scholar, Ken graduated from Union High School. He valued that Challenge Scholars cultivates a college and career mindset that includes highlighting trade professions, which he saw firsthand and valued because of the family foundry business. Ken’s late wife Judy, who passed away in 2017, was a central partner in establishing the family’s philanthropic priorities. The Community Foundation recognized Ken and Judy with the Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award in 2016. In his marriage to Pat Brewer, Ken’s giving and partnership with the Community Foundation continued and deepened. With an enthusiastic spirit, the couple have supported many organizations and community efforts. We are honored to accept donations in memory of Ken Betz. Learn more about the legacy of Ken Betz by visiting our website.

Please fill out the form below to make a gift in his memory. We will notify his family that a donation was made in his name.

 
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