Community Partners

A project like this does not happen by itself. It takes dedication, vision, and financial investment to make it work.  We are grateful to the growing list of committed organizations in the greater Kalamazoo area that have helped make this project a reality.

If your organization is interested in becoming a supporter of Riverview Launch, please contact us.

Capital Campaign Cabinet

Perry Wolfe, Chair (Chemical Bank)
Matthew Burian, Co-Chair (Millenium Restaurant Group)
John Kittredge, Co-Chair (Fabri-Kal)
Josie Cekola Boucher (Honigman)
Kelly Clarke (Kalamazoo County Land Bank)
Becky Fulgoni (Landscape Forms)
Chris Haenicke (Greenleaf Trust)
Jeff Hawkins (Envirologic)
Philip Heasley (KRESA)
Ian Kennedy (Warner Norcross & Judd LLP)
Jerome Kisscorni (City of Kalamazoo)
Ken Peregon (O’Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Assoc.)
Dave Rachowicz (KRVT and County Parks)
Lynn Spurr (Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber)
Tim Suprise (Arcadia Ales)
Martha Todd

Capital Campaign Honorary/Advisory Board

Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell
Mary Balkema, County Treasurer
Pat Crowley, County Drain Commissioner
Chris Tracy, Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
Bill Rose, Kalamazoo Nature Center
Ron Reid, Kalamazoo Charter Township Supervisor
Chuck Vliek, LISC

Funding Partners


Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kalamazoo County Government
Kalamazoo County Land Bank Authority
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Northwood Foundation
State of Michigan Land Bank
Stryker Johnston Foundation


Chemical Bank Foundation
Consumers Energy Foundation
Dorothy Dalton Foundation
Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation
Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation
Title-Check LLC
Tyler Little Family Foundation & Borroughs Corp.


Briarwood Farm Foundation
Burdick-Thorne Foundation
Environmental Action Fund
Fabri-Kal Foundation
Fleis & VandenBrink
Glas Associates
Havirmill Foundation
The Home Depot
The H.P & Genevieve Connable Fund
InForm Architecture
Landscape Forms
Tim & Joy Light
George & Clare Todd
Tom & Kristy VanderMolen


A-1 Refrigeration
Byce & Associates
City of Kalamazoo
John Kittredge
Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority
Naylor Landscape Management
OCBA Landscape Architects
Old National Bank Foundation
Reliable Glass Installers
Roberts Commercial Interiors
Spirit of Community Environment Fund
Warner, Norcross & Judd

Painted Turtle

Arcadia Brewing Company
Mary Balkema
Larry Bell
Fritz & Marisa Brown
Central Tile & Terrazzo
Kelly Clarke & Thomas Crothers
Cutting Edge Property Services
Division 5 Metalworks
Division 7 Contractor
Douglas Plumbing
Envirologic Technologies
Esper Electric
Rebecca & John Fulgoni
Handley’s Tree Service
Hazelhoff Builders
Integrated Exteriors
Keystone Community Bank
Lam & Associates
McKinney Whitmore
Newhouse Excavating
Old National Bank
Martha Parfet
PMV Custom Finishes
Marc Schupan
James & Lynn Spurr
Martha Todd
Chuck & Peggy Vliek
Vliek Family Fund
Wolthuis Brothers Concrete


Dale Abbott & Tomme Maile
Anne Arbetter Fischell & Family
Herb Ayres
BDO Accounting
Mayor Bobby Hopewell
Mike & Catie Boring
Josie Boucher
Sherwood & Kathryn Boudeman
Matthew Burian & Karen Mazei
Jim & Sherry DeDitius
Bob & Mary Doud
Fran Dwight
Kimberly Fletcher
Matthew Fletcher
Samuel Fletcher
Thomas M. & Sandra L. George Family Fund
Jack & Martha Gesmundo
Chris & Jennifer Haenicke
Phil Harbert
Jeff Hawkins
Jim & Martha Hilboldt
HRM Innovations
The Isacksen Family
Pam & Mark Jackson
Conrad Kaufman & Rebecca Boase
Ian Kennedy
Barbara Kreuzer
Charles Kruizenga
Aaron & Elizabeth Lane-Davies
Brenda Longman
Nancy Malcomson Connable Fund
Ken Peregon
PlazaCorp Realty Advisors
Ronald Reid
Betsy Rice
Willard Rose
Todd & Amy Sanford
Sheri Smith Miller Endowment Fund
Things of Steel
Edie Todd
Esme Doezema Todd
Chris & Michelle Tracy
Amy Upjohn & Brad VandenBerg
Perry & Anne Wolfe


James Balkema
Amy Bruursema
Anne & Tommy Crothers
Gus Crothers
Maeve Crothers
Pat Crowley
Melody Daacon
Michelle Davis
Michael DeDitius
Karen A. Douglas
Sarah Frame & Daniel Altenritter
Karl Freed
Philip Goff
Sharon Hunter
Intentional Yoga
Kathy Jennings
Tammy & Jeff Lahman
Brian Lam
Paul & Elizabeth Lyke
Gail Lyons
Jamie McCarthy
Senator Margaret O’Brien
Parchment Garden Club
Krysta Parmelee
Marc Pineda
Tom & Stephanie Renuart
Robyn Richardson
Kathy Roberts
Pat Taylor
Tammy Taylor
Patricia Timmerman
Robert & Patricia Townsend
David Tunk
Greg Vlietstra
The Wester Family
Stella D’Oro Williams
Holly Wolfe
Laurel Wolfe
Marjorie Wolfe

Community Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kalamazoo
Byce & Associates
Eastside Neighborhood Association
Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering
Friends of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
Glas Associates
Inform Architecture
City of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
Kalamazoo County Government
Kalamazoo County Parks Foundation
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo River Watershed Council
Kalamazoo Township
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
MSU Extension
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Naylor Landscaping
OCBA Landscape Architects
Open Roads
Peoples Food Coop
Trybal Revival Garden
Volunteer Kalamazoo

Site Planning Participants

Dale Abbott, Trybal Revival Garden
Linda Whitlock, MSU Extension
Ken Peregon, OCBA
Bill Rose, Kalamazoo Nature Center
Becky Fulgoni, Landscape Forms
Dave Rachowicz, Kalamazoo County Parks
Kelly Clarke, Kalamazoo County Land Bank
Mike Deditius, Kalamazoo County Land Bank
Molly Cole, Kalamazoo Charter Township

Green Team

Ken Peregon, OCBA
Bill Rose, Kalamazoo Nature Center
Becky Fulgoni, Landscape Forms
Stephanie Hinman, Hinman Company
Steve Hassevoort, Inform Architecture
Pat Crowley, County Drain Commissioner
Chris Dilley, People’s Food Co-op
Tom Clark, Glas Associates
Tammy Wilson, Americorps – Edison Neighborhood Association