Event Information

Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for the 7th Annual Julep Gala!

As our special evening begins, you will be greeted with fine music, while stepping back in time on your stroll through the Vintage Automobile Collection of the Heritage Center. Make a stop for a complimentary Mint Julep and a few delicious appetizers and place a wager on your favorite horse before having your photo taken next to one of the incredible automobiles. The aroma of the meal, prepared with Derby Flair, will let you know it's time for dinner. Sit down, relax and enjoy your meal and music.

This year we are focusing our work and philanthropy on maternal and infant mortality rates that are shockingly high in the United States, Michigan and here in West Michigan. In fact, maternal mortality rates have dramatically increased in the last ten years throughout the United States. In West Michigan also, infant mortality rates are no better than average. The most disadvantaged of our society suffer an even more disproportionately negative impact. The 7th Annual Julep Gala funding can improve maternal and infant mortality rates, and save the lives of mothers and babies by addressing premature birth rates here and now.

Please join us for a relaxing, fun-filled Kentucky Derby style evening at the Gilmore Car Museum's Heritage Center (6865 Hickory Road Hickory Corners, MI 49060)! All proceeds will support the Spectrum Health CenteringPregnancy® at Pennock.

Ticket are no longer available for this event.  Please call the foundation office at 616.391.2000 with additional questions.

Evening Schedule

5:30 p.m.  Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, Photos and Heritage Center Stroll
6:34 p.m.  Kentucky Derby Race
7:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:30 p.m.  Welcome and Sponsor Thank You
7:45 p.m.  Donor Recognition & Program
8:25 p.m.  Best Chapeau, People’s Choice Winners announced
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Dancing and Social


Derby or cocktail attire is recommended