Scholarships & Designated Gifts
Literacy Grant Fund
Heather Jacob Schaap Retreat Fund
Heather Jacob Schaap was an educator and supporter of public schools. After her passing in 2018 her family wanted to leave a legacy in Heather's name.
The Heather Jacob Schaap Communication Retreat, formerly known as the ZPS Communication Retreat, is now primarily funded with the contributions and distributions from this this fund.
The goal of the communication retreat is to make a meaningful investment in the students' lives and futures. The skills they will learn in effective communication are critical for their personal and professional success. It's about equipping them with the tools to express themselves clearly, listen actively, and understand others' perspectives.
Both Zeeland West and Zeeland East students are selected to attend the event by nomination from high school teachers and staff.
If you would like to contribute to the Heather Jacob Schaap Memorial Fund please send donations to:
Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland
C/O Heather Jacob Schaap Fund
85 East 8th St.
Holland, MI 49423
Jaxon Brower Memorial Fund
The distributions from this fund are used to assist the needs of select band students from Cityside Middle School.
This $10,000 gift was given to ZPS from Jaxon Brower’s grandfather. Jaxon lost his battle with mental illness in 2016. Jaxon was a former student of Cityside Middle School and played baritone in the Cityside band.