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2014 New Year’s Fest Sponsors and Supporters


Foundations and sponsors are the lifeline of New Year’s Fest. Offering the button admission price of $5 requires financial support of over $55,000 to pay for the cost of the event. Through the generous support of the four local foundations, New Year’s Fest is affordable to families and young adults. The admission fee only pays for about 20% of the cost of the event. Please join us in thanking the many companies, organizations, foundations, and individuals who help to make this event possible. Let them know that we (and you) appreciate their support.

Presenting Sponsor
Maple Hill Auto Group
Foundation Sponsors
Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Talisman Fund - Woodruff Family
Media Sponsor
FM 106.5 WVFM
Mlive | Kalamazoo Gazette
Ball Drop Sponsor
Fireworks Sponsor:
Kalamazoo Education Association
Performance Sponsors:
Bronson Healthcare Group
Comerica Bank
Discover Kalamazoo
Harding’s Market and Marketplace
Kalsec, Inc.
Life EMS
Meyer C. Weiner
Pfizer Animal Health
Schupan and Sons Inc.
Tuffy Auto Service
Antique City USA
Park Sponsors:
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo
Consort Group
Edwards Garment Co.
Express IT Solutions
Imperial Beverage
Knapp Energy

Individual Contributors

Dennis and Janice Burke
Bonnie & Loyal Eldridge
Martha & Jim Hilboldt
Judith & Robert Laduke
Dale & Kathy Peerbolte
Ulrich Family
Herman and Angelyn Van Hamersveld
Richard L. Westerman

Individual Patrons  

Jerry & Carol Ebel
Ed & Ginnie Hessler
Thomas & Gail Kasdorf
Judy Maze
Larry & Tanya Potter
Gerald and Jeanne Reed
Betsy Start

 Individual Benefactor

Tyler Little Family Foundation
In-Kind Sponsors:
Bimbo’s Pizza
Bronson Park Churches
Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc.
First Baptist Church
First Congregational Church
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department – Mounted Posse
Kalamazoo Department of Parks and Recreation
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program
Kalamazoo Public Library
Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
The Epic Center


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