We shared our latest program results at Reading on a Higher Note!

Mind Meets Music turned five years old in 2018 and has had the opportunity to help transform the lives of over 10,000 vulnerable children in the West Michigan area. Reading on a Higher Note took place Tuesday, February 20th at St. Cecilia Music Center from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM as A Celebration of Building Children’s Literacy Through Music! The event was hosted by Mind Meets Music supporter and friend, Suzanne Geha. The evening consisted of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction and a short program that highlighted the important work Mind Meet Music has and continues doing to transform the lives of our community’s most underserved children. The event recognized our Reading on a Higher Note Advocate Award recipients: the late performing artist, Linn Maxwell Keller; and Superintendent of Wyoming Public Schools, Dr. Thomas Reeder.

St. Cecilia Music Center
24 Ransom Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

All proceeds went to fund Mind Meets Music’s revolutionary literacy intervention program, enabling us to continue providing West Michigan’s most disenfranchised students with the essential skills needed to succeed.

Thank you Mary Irene StoryTelling for the beautiful photos.

View them on our Facebook Page!

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors and committee members!

Honorary Committee:

Amy L Charles
Eva Aguirre Cooper
Robert DeVilbiss
Kevin & Caren Dobreff

Doyle Hayes
Armando Herrera
Edye Evans Hyde
Shelley Irwin

Marge & Paul Potter
Dave Medema
Christine Mullan
Christopher Wilson

Planning Committee:

Allison Rudi
Monique Salinas

Gayl Kessel
Michelle Missad

Caitlyn Diroff



Freeburg & Mraz Group at Merrill Lynch


Anonymous Donor

Brad and Gayl Kessel



Monique Salinas, PhD


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Grand Rapids Ballet

Grand Rapids Butcher’s Union Meat & Whiskey

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

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GT Massage Therapy

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Holiday Inn Grand Haven/Spring Lake

Homewood Suites by Hilton GR, Downtown

JW Marriott Grand Rapids

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Malamiah Juice Bar

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The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

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