Partner Program

Please help us make The Potter’s House available to all students!
The Potter’s House School has a budget of just over $4.8 million for 2015-2016. With only 20% of our budget met through tuition, over $3.8  million will be needed to meet our budget this year. Gifts and pledges of all sizes help underwrite tuition for our student body and offset the costs of staff, programs, school supplies, facility maintenance, and a host of educational opportunities for our students.

What it means to be a Partner
By working with our Partner Program Coordinator, Nancy Brusseau, you can arrange to meet your students throughout the school year. You could set up a lunch visit, a classroom visit, and of course we hope you would be available to join us on our Annual Partner Day! Many partners send send cards/gifts for birthdays, Christmas and/Graduation. We ask that you send those to the attention of Nancy, so that parents are aware of the gifts and so other students do not feel left out. Your level of involvement is based on your availability and desire. Some Partners live far away and interact through notes and cards, while others visit often. Special considerations can be made when one of our Partners needs additional assistance in connecting with their student. Please talk with Nancy about the many ways this can work for your particular situation and needs.


Student Partner
Through our Partner Program, you can change the future of a child. The cost of education at The Potter’s House averages $6,000 per student per year. Their parents pay tuition based on family income, with a minimum commitment of $600 per family. Partnering with these families is one way you can help us raise the approximately $5,000 gap amount that the family can not cover! After making your pledge, you will receive information about your student partner. You will also receive updates and cards from your student throughout that school year.

$5,000/per student

Kindergarten Day Sponsor
Partner with the Kindergarten classroom to cover the cost of a day of learning!

Classroom Partner
You can also partner with an entire classroom in order to assist with additional expenses. Classroom sponsors give $25,000 a year and receive a special relationship with the students in their classroom. Based upon your time and desired commitment, you can be involved in the classroom every week or visit a couple of times a year. Co-sponsorship is also available for $12,500.

Impact Partner
The need is great. Make a huge impact in the lives of many, and give big towards the future of countless lives, and the continuation of The Potter’s House School.

Are you ready to join TPH Partner Program?

If you have questions or are ready to sign up, please contact Nancy Brusseau.
Phone: (616)241-5220 ext 149

A special thank you goes out to the following foundations who help the school financially and include us on their website.

M.E. Davenport Foundation

VanderWeide Family Foundation

Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation


How to join:

Please contact our Partner Program Coordinator, Nancy Brusseau at: (616)241-5220 or