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Lighthouse Leadership Circle

Leaders Light the Way

A leadership giver is an individual (or more than one person from the same household) who gives $500 or more to the annual community campaign. All leadership givers are members of the Lighthouse Leadership Circle.  

Lighthouse Leadership Circle members receive recognition on our website and in our annual report and an invitation to our annual leadership appreciation event, hosted by our north and south leadership co-chairs in late summer.

But, more importantly, leadership givers are a powerful force for positive change in our community. Last year, more than 7,600 Ottawa County residents and 200 companies donated more than $2.2 million to the campaign.  Of that total, $838,537 was donated by 686 leadership givers. When you become a leadership giver, you join a small group of community champions who are having a BIG impact on our community.

Click here to view the Lighthouse Leadership Circle Flyer.

Leadership Challenge Match: Double your donation!

Anonymous donors have committed $80,000 in matching dollars for new and increased leadership gifts from residents of Ottawa County and anyone who donates through an Ottawa County workplace campaign.  But they won’t give until we all give … so please HELP US TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE and create the building blocks of a better life for all.

To learn more about leadership giving or the challenge match, contact Louann Werksma at 616.610.2661 or

Join the Circle at one of the following giving levels:

Navigator's Circle        $500-$999
Commander's Circle    $1,000-$2,499
Captain's Circle           $2,500-$4,999
Admiral's Circle           $5,000-$9,999
Beacon Society            $10,000 and up


How do I donate?

Click here to explore your giving options. THANK YOU!

Click here to view the members of the Lighthouse Leadership Circle in our Annual Report.