CTC Legacy Dinner
For over 40 years, Comprehensive Therapy Center has been helping children with disabilities walk, talk, learn, and play. This longevity would not be possible without the therapists, volunteers and community members who make CTC’s mission attainable. Join us for our next CTC Legacy Dinner, where we’ll be honoring three individuals who have made a significant impact to our organization.
All proceeds from this dinner will go towards programing and our Therapy & Fun/Life Skills scholarship program, ensuring that all children who need it can participate in programs like Therapy & Fun regardless of family income.
February 1st, 2024
L.V. Eberhard Center
301 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
$100 per person
2024 Guests of Honor
A Michigan native, Chris has made West Michigan his home since 1965. He and his wife Mary have four grown children, and three grandchildren. It is through his daughters and Jean Silbar that he became associated with CTC. He has been on the Board of Directors since 2003, most recently having served as Vice President.
Professionally, Chris was employed for 40 years at Amway Corporation, serving in various capacities of consumer product development and marketing. He also spent 12 years with Elders’ Helpers, supporting seniors who desire to stay in their own homes. Additionally, Chris spent a few years in lending a hand with Kaiser IT Group, and once was a part time faculty member at Davenport University.
Chris has degrees from Michigan Tech and Aquinas College. Personally, he enjoys pickleball, ventriloquism, gardening, tai chi, and travel.
Currently, Chris is involved in the community with over 22 years with the Schubert Male Chorus, active in the St. Alphonsus Young at Heart program, and a board member of the Grand Rapids North East Citizens Action Association.
Emma Erlenbeck is currently a senior at Michigan State University. She has a major in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and minors in Cognitive Science and Education Studies. At school, she works as a research assistant in the Lingo Lab run by Dr. Courtney Venker, serves as vice president of the Michigan State chapter of NSSLHA, and volunteers with Special Olympics and Heart to Heart Hospice. She began volunteering with the Comprehensive Therapy Center when she was fourteen years old. For the past three years, she has worked on the activity staff, primarily running the Arts & Crafts room. Her experiences with CTC have led her to pursue a career in speech language pathology.