Katura Ann Mulliner Endowment
Ensuring a legacy of love for the future
Arts in Motion is a love legacy born in friendship.
In high school, Arts In Motion founder Delight Lester began a life-long friendship with Phillip “Flip” Mulliner. He was that kind of friend who believed in her more than she did herself. When he married, his wife, Pam, was the perfect match to his spirited energy. When they had their first child, Katura Mulliner (Katie), she was the light of their lives. She happened to have Down Syndrome which was no big deal; it just began another sort of life adventure for the Mulliners. Because of the birth of this angel, Delight returned to Grand Rapids to begin Arts in Motion.
Katie also had leukemia which set them on a journey no parent wants to go on. Katie was taken from us too soon, but it was in honor of her short life that Delight was devoted to finding a permanent home for Arts in Motion and ensure its future.
When we became a nonprofit, both Pam and Flip helped with the foundational work to ensure success. They had both assisted in the formation for the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team (PORT), making them both important organizations in the community.
Arts in Motion – past, present and future – is a legacy to Katura Mulliner and her amazing parents, Flip and Pam. To ensure and provide for that future, Arts in Motion and its board have established the Katura Mulliner Endowment Fund. We invite you to consider donating to this endowment – and a bright future!