Thursday, March 21, 6-9 pm at 20 Monroe Live

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology invites you to join us for iBall 2019 and share your commitment to our collective work to provide equitable access to opportunity. iBall 2019 will transform the exciting downtown venue, 20 Monroe Live, to a space where creativity is unleashed and opportunity is palpable.

In the spirit of WMCAT, the iBall 2019 will include live entertainment, high-energy WMCAT activities, and a vibrant celebration of incredible honorees who embody imagination, innovation, and inspiration – the hallmarks of WMCAT’s work.

Tickets are $100 and available for purchase at the link below, which also includes sponsorship opportunities. If you have questions or prefer to pay by cash or check, please contact Megan Lorenz at or (616) 454-7004.


WMCAT Award for Imagination

Carbon Stories, Gorilla, and Mosaic Film Experience

This year we highlight three organizations who partner with WMCAT’s Teen Arts + Tech Program and have re-imagined what it means to provide access to opportunities for teens. Carbon Stories, Gorilla, and Mosaic Film Experience bring new levels of partnership and creativity – particularly to our media arts programs. They help teens through mentoring, opportunities to work on real-world projects, and shared access to loaned equipment and creative resources.

WMCAT Award for Innovation

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, joins WMCAT on a journey of innovation and design. We recognize them with the Award for Innovation because of their commitment to people, planet, and Michigan’s prosperity through innovative smart energy initiatives like Circuit West; and embracing design thinking to transform customer experience.


WMCAT Award for Inspiration

The WMCAT Award for Inspiration is presented to Jasmine Hayes, a 2013 Pharmacy Technician graduate from the Adult Career Training Program in honor of the late James C. Welch, WMCAT founding board chair. Jasmine Hayes embodies inspiration through her continued persistence to support her family through a growing career as a Medication History Technician at Spectrum Health. As WMCAT innovates to meet new challenges, we are grateful to the visionary men and women who served as our first leaders; and the many alumni who share the WMCAT story through their own success.

Thank you to the following iBall 2019 Sponsors!

Contact Megan Lorenz at or (616) 454-7004 if you are interested in a sponsorship.












Grand Rapids Community College

Northern Trust

Rhoades McKee

Take His Hand Foundation

Varnum LLP

Wolverine Building Group


Media Sponsor