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Foundation recognizes GRPD during National EMS Week 2020

Foundation recognizes GRPD during National EMS Week 2020

In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 17-23, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation paid tribute to a retired Grand Rapids Police Department officer Bob Wildman, who was one of the first officers assigned to the department’s E-Unit team in 1971

Foundation and Museum to Launch Virtual Experience

Foundation and Museum to Launch Virtual Experience

The Foundation & Museum are now offering new virtual access to exhibits and learning materials via virtual experiences of exhibits and youth-centered curriculum due to the closure of the Museum because of the COVID-19 precautions

America’s First Ladies Luncheon Series 2020 Invite

America’s First Ladies Luncheon Series 2020 Invite

POSTPONED – Join Christopher Nixon Cox, Alex Eisenhower, former Press Secretary to First Ladies Patti Matson, Former White House Correspondent Ann Compton and Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, for the 2020 America’s First Ladies Luncheon

Dick Vitale to receive 2020 Ford Award recipient

Dick Vitale to receive 2020 Ford Award recipient

Dick Vitale is the 2020 recipient of the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award, which honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports

Dr. Randal Jelks “With This Faith”

Dr. Randal Jelks “With This Faith”

Dr. Randal Jelks presented “With This Faith: Black Freedom Struggles and Democratic Faith” which explored how various participants in Black Freedom Struggles thought about democratic governance and the faith that it takes to live out its principles

Secretary Baker 2020 Simon Lecture at Library invite

Secretary Baker 2020 Simon Lecture at Library invite

POSTPONED – The Library and Museum are proud to host Secretary James A. Baker III for the 2020 William E. Simon Lecture in Public Affairs on the campus of the University of Michigan

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