As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, ELNC has postponed the ICONS Gala. We will continue to monitor the situation and will share additional information soon.





Celebrate ELNC’s 10th year of impacting children in Grand Rapids’ most vulnerable communities.


Join us for a night full of celebration and recognition as we salute the individuals, families and organizations that go “above and beyond” to strengthen Grand Rapids’ most vulnerable children.

We as an organization have been so fortunate to receive an immense amount of support from our community members and that support has made ELNC what it is today. Through this event, we hope to shed some light on the work ELNC does, the mission it stands by and encourage our established donors and potential donors to invest in the betterment of our community members.

We will have the opportunity to recognize a few individuals whose efforts have been vital to ELNC’s growth. Some of the categories include; Community Partner, Child Educator and more.

ELNC invites you to gather with our community. Help us emphasize the importance of the work being done by organizations like ours and acknowledge the efforts of our community's hardest working early childhood champions.

Keynote Speaker
Nadia Brigham

Nadia Brigham is principal of Brigham Consulting, LLC and brings with over 20 years of experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy, particularly focused on racial equity, leadership development, and community engagement. She has a strong focus on systems transformation and individual wholeness as an end goal, with an understanding of the strategies and tactics necessary, to make change, including relationship-building and healing from internalized oppression and internalized superiority. Her goal is to build organizational and individual leadership capacity to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion such that the humanity of all is acknowledged and celebrated, resulting in positive transformation for organizations, companies, and leaders.





As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, ELNC has postponed the ICONS Gala. We will continue to monitor the situation and will share additional information soon.





Celebrate ELNC’s 10th year of impacting children in Grand Rapids’ most vulnerable communities.


Join us for a night full of celebration and recognition as we salute the individuals, families and organizations that go “above and beyond” to strengthen Grand Rapids’ most vulnerable children.

We as an organization have been so fortunate to receive an immense amount of support from our community members and that support has made ELNC what it is today. Through this event, we hope to shed some light on the work ELNC does, the mission it stands by and encourage our established donors and potential donors to invest in the betterment of our community members.

We will have the opportunity to recognize a few individuals whose efforts have been vital to ELNC’s growth. Some of the categories include; Community Partner, Child Educator and more.

ELNC invites you to gather with our community. Help us emphasize the importance of the work being done by organizations like ours and acknowledge the efforts of our community's hardest working early childhood champions.

Keynote Speaker
Nadia Brigham

Nadia Brigham is principal of Brigham Consulting, LLC and brings with over 20 years of experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy, particularly focused on racial equity, leadership development, and community engagement. She has a strong focus on systems transformation and individual wholeness as an end goal, with an understanding of the strategies and tactics necessary, to make change, including relationship-building and healing from internalized oppression and internalized superiority. Her goal is to build organizational and individual leadership capacity to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion such that the humanity of all is acknowledged and celebrated, resulting in positive transformation for organizations, companies, and leaders.



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