All Sponsorships in 2022 are being matched 150% by the generosity of two private donors!
2021 Drive for Life raised over $800,000! Thank You Sponsors, Donors & Volunteers!

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About the Drive for Life

For nearly four decades, the Drive for Life Gala has attracted the support of business leaders, sponsors and volunteers; bringing the Kalamazoo community together for an extraordinary night of charity.

The Drive for Life Gala debuted in 1982 with a starting ticket price of just $1, raising less than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. Today, the annual Drive for Life Foundation Charity Gala is presented by Zeigler Auto Group, Greenleaf Trust, Brown & Brown Dealer Services and Huntington Bank and benefits the American Cancer Society and other local charities with over $800,000 in annual support.

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2022 Marks the 40th Year for the Drive For Life Foundation

The Drive for Life Foundation is proud to serve local charities and organizations that help empower and uplift our community in the Kalamazoo area. 

Over the last four decades our sponsors, volunteers, and the community have been the driving force behind our continued success. We are proud to announce that our biggest event of the year, the Drive for Life Foundation Gala, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year raising over $3.5M since the event's inception for local organizations right here at home.

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Get To Know Our 2021 Benefiting Charities

Thanks to the generous outpouring of support and contributions from the community and businesses in the area, the Drive for Life Foundation Gala was a huge success, raising  over $800,000 this year in benefit of 14 local charities. These organizations offer our area's most vulnerable citizens a number of indispensable programs and services .
 
For nearly 40 years it has been our mission to continue to support these worthy causes, both small and large, to ensure a brighter future for all.

This year's benefiting charities included: the American Cancer Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, MRC Industries, Gull Lake Schools, Family Camps, American Heart Association, Sherman Lake YMCA, KC Ready 4s, Southwest Michigan Miracle League, Wings of Mercy, Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, Walk Tall Foundation For Kids, and Family & Children Services.

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Become A Sponsor Today!

Make a big impact in the community today by supporting the Drive for Life Foundation! 

Through your generous support of a financial gift, ticket purchase, or live and/or silent auction donation, we will be able to continue to provide funds for worthy charities and organizations in the area. You'll also be highlighted at one of the largest events of the year in Kalamazoo.