Helping those in conflict and crisis


STAR Awards -April 18th 


STAR Awards (Sharing Time And Resources) celebrates volunteerism by recognizing and awarding individuals and groups who volunteer their time, energy, and talents in service to others throughout our greater Kalamazoo Community.  Nonprofit staff, volunteers, and community members come together to recognize STAR Award nominees and winners, hear their stories, and celebrate volunteering. 

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7:15am-8am Coffee, Light Breakfast, & Social

8am-9am Awards Ceremony

The Radisson Plaza Hotel - Kalamazoo

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!



 Sally Appleyard Trust




Past Events


Eat.Drink.Give. 2017 -February 10th


Eat.Drink.Give. is the party of the year! This annual event brings out hundreds of guests to enjoy a memorable evening of food, drinks, music & fun.

It features tasty creations from the area's top chefs, an impressive selection of beer and wine for sampling, an awesome venue, fabulous raffle and silent auction prizes, great music and best of all - people who want to give a little something back to make a big difference.

The event is held on Febuary 10th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at The Radisson.

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Thank You to Our Eat.Drink.Give. 2017 Sponsors!

Major Beverage Sponsor

Imperial Beverage

Media Sponsor

Townsquare Media

Print Sponsor

Allegra Printing of Portage

Major Sponsors

Modern Woodmen

The Radisson

Supporting Sponsors

Advia Credit Union

B.L. Harroun & Son, Inc.

Brink, Key, & Chludzinski, P.C.

Chemical Bank

Kalamazoo Community Foundation 

New Holland Artisan Spirits

Old National Bank 

Friend Sponsors

Jaqua Realtors

Kalsee Credit Union 

Kellogg Community Credit Union

Lewis Reed & Allen PC

Meyer C. Weiner Company

A La Carte

Clear Ridge Wealth Mangement

In-Kind Sponsors

12 Corners Vineyards

Air Zoo

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Arcadia Ales

Bold Restaurant & Catering

Book Bug

Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

Cafe Julia 

Cherri's Chocol'art

Christine Walker Massage


Design 1 Salon

Down Dog Yoga

Dunham Designs

Eve Salonspa


Fenn Valley Vineyard

Gilmore Car Museum

The Golden Brown Bakery

Gregeren Photography

Green Door Distilling

Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort


The Henderson Castle Inn


HQ Salon & Spa

Imperial Beverage

Jungle Joes

Kalamazoo Candle Company

Kalamazoo Growlers

Kalamazoo Institue of Arts

Kalamazoo Nature Center


Kalamazoo Wings

Lake Side Entertainment 

Lana's Boutique

Little Sprout

Lularoe Beth & Julia

MacKenzie's Cafe & Bakery

Milan The Style Shop

Morrison Jewelers

N & R Department Store

Old Dog Tavern

The Old Goat Tavern

One Well Brewing Company

Oshtemo Family Dentistry

Patti Ann's Teddy Bears & Dollies

Petals & Postings

Phoenix Fitness

Props for the Home


Sherman's Ice Cream

South Haven Ice Rink

South Street Cigar & Spirits

Sticks & Stones

Sweet Haven Candy Shop

Taco Bob's


Tiffany's Wine & Spirits 

Timber Ridge Ski Area

Tipsy Brush Studio

Tulips Little Pop Up Shop

UniQ Jewelry Gallery 

V & A Bootery

Victoria Resort

West Hills Athletic Club

West Michigan Beer Tours 

Willow Day Spa

WMU Development & Alumni Relations 

Zeb's Trading Co.






40 Hour General Civil Mediation Training -February 16th, 17th, 23rd, 25th, & 27th 

Expand essential facilitation skills

Engage in strategic negotiation

Examine theories and types of mediation

Explore ethical issues in mediation

Experience how it works in practical role playing

Participate in this SCAO approved training to become a certified mediator. This 40 hour training will be held at Gryphon Place on February 16th, 17th, 23rd, 25th, & 27th from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

For more information about the training click here

Register here today!

Restorative Justice Training 

Through experiential learning, participants will use their own knowledge, experiences and skills to understand and learn the paradigm shift from punishment towards restoration.

Restorative Practices are known to be useful for K-12 schools, criminal justice, higher education and workplaces. For more information about the training click here

The training will be held November 17th & 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Learn more about our trainers here

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Get Connected Training" -February 11, 2016

"Get Connected' Training provides those in the health and human services field with tools that make it easier to connect families in need to community resources that can help.

Gryphon Place's 2-1-1 Information and Referral Program is more than just Dial 2-1-1.  It is a warehouse of community resource information and data that can be utilized by you to enhance and maximize the work you already do. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service -January 16th 

In recognition of Dr. King's incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994 and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. 

Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service - a "day on, not a day off."  

Join Volunteer Kalamazoo, a program of Gryphon Place and the City of Kalamazoo in this annual day of service, January 16, 2017.

This event will kick-off at Kalamazoo City Hall at 8am with a continental breakfast and volunteer check-in, with service beginning at sites at 9am. Lunch will be delivered to sites around noon. In the afternoon, join others for a march that starts at 3:30pm from Kanley Chapel on WMU's campus to MLK Park in downtown Kalamazoo that. Enjoy refreshments and slideshow highlights at the Radisson Hotel downtown following the march. 


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