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New Information!

We want to update you with new information about the Autumn Gala.

1. Many of you have asked about the parking. Parking costs will be covered by Alternatives so please do not worry about that aspect of the evening. 
2. We are excited to announce that there will be live classical music and hors d'oeuvres in the lobby from 6:00pm-6:30pm.
3. Al Robertson will be attending with Lisa that evening.


Join us at the Radisson Plaza Hotel for our 29th Annual Autumn Gala, Thursday evening, October 5th!

The Annual Autumn Gala is the largest and most crucial fundraiser for Alternatives of Kalamazoo, a ministry committed to sharing the Love of Jesus Christ in both word and deed with men, women and children in the greater Kalamazoo community.  As Alternatives of Kalamazoo continues to reach a record number of services being used, the needs of the ministry grow greater.  To put it simply, we can't do this without you!

THE SPEAKER:  Lisa Robertson


Lisa Robertson is the original Robertson daughter-in-law, married to Alan, the oldest son of Phil and Kay Robertson.  Lisa was instructed in the ways of the kitchen by Miss Kay.  Lisa co-authored The Women of Duck Commander, with her sisters-in-law and Miss Kay, released in April 2014.  The Robertson family also has a show called Duck Dynasty, which aired on A&E.  The show came to an end this past spring, after airing for 11 seasons.

Lisa and Al have been married for over 30 years and have been sharing ministry and speaking at churches, marriage retreats, and seminars for over 15 years.  Lisa has a powerful life change story that impacts the lives of those she meets.  She and Al are the co-authors of A New Season that talks about their lives and marriage.  It was released in January 2015.

Al and Lisa have 2 grown daughters; Anna (their oldest) and her husband, Jay have three beautiful daughters Carley, Bailey & Sage, and Alex (the youngest) and her husband Vinny who have a son, Corban.  Al and Lisa’s entire family reside in West Monroe.




Thank you for considering serving as a Table Host for our 29th Annual Autumn Gala.

The requirements for hosting a table are simple.  An individual or couple serving as a table host will:

  • Be supportive of the Alternatives mission
  • Faithfully pray for the Autumn Gala in the weeks preceding the event
  • Invite 8 - 9 guests to fill a table of ten (including you)
As a table host you may wonder who you should ask.  This is a great opportunity to invite friends, business associates and community leaders who may not know about Alternatives. At the Autumn Gala, they can hear first hand about the ministry through our program presentation and client testimonies.

Since the primary purpose of the event is fundraising, we are requesting that table hosts prayerfully invite friends and acquaintances who have the capacity to support our ministry.  Also, please make your guests aware that it is a fundraising banquet, and while there will be no pressure to give - an opportunity will be extended.

Contact the Event office to get started as a Table Host.
Call:  (269) 345-1740 x18
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Special Thanks To Our Sponsors


~Best Way Disposal
~Boonzaaijer Bakery
~Consumers Concrete
~Dan and Leandra Wood with Doorlag Realty
~Dan Wood Company
~Fawley Overhead Door
~Law Office of Benjamin J. Herbert
~Metro Toyota
~Seelye Ford & Kia
~Shawn Craft, PC
~Steensma Lawn and Power

~Asphalt Restoration
~Big Lyles Big Events
~CT Electric
~DeVisser Landscaping
~J & B Tree Service
~Kalamazoo Pediatric Dentistry
~Lutheran's For Life
~Miller Web Services
~Paul D. Carlson, CFP Ameriprise Financial
~Willis Law
~Woodwork Specialties














~Bronsink and Bos Equipment
~Buist Electric
~Capstone Home Improvement
~CARSTAR Portage
~Cornerstone Office Systems
~Fish Window Cleaning
~Grapids Irrigation
~JK Machine
~Migala Carpet One
~Park Village Pines
~Persons Auto Repair
~Randall J. Baas Builders
~Sackett Flooring Solutions

~ServiceMaster of Kalamazoo
~State Farm Agency- Lance Greer
~Whitaker-LaChance Agency
















~Crookston Eavestroughs
~Pennings & Sons
~VanDam & Krusinga 
~Zion Builders