Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360˚ and host of AC 360˚, will be in Grand Rapids this coming May as featured guest speakerat the Davenport University
19th Annual Excellence in Business Award Gala.

Held at DeVos Place on May 6, the event will officially honor Birgit Klohs, President and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., with the 2016 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award. The Business Gala benefits student scholarships.

The Right Place
The Right Place

“Davenport’s Excellence in Business Gala is a celebration of business excellence as exemplified by Birgit Klohs, who has made an indelible mark on Grand Rapids in her 28 years of leading The Right Place,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas, President of Davenport University. “Birgit’s expertise as a leader in economic development and her success in bringing many outstanding companies to this market, including the just announced Switch Data Center move to the Greater Grand Rapids area, make her an outstanding selection as recipient of the Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award.”

The Excellence in Business Award Gala is the University’s largest annual fundraising event where every dollar raised directly benefits students.

Table reservations and purchase of individual tickets can be made by calling 616-233-3412 or by visiting

More From 98.7 WFGR