June 26, 2006

The FMGF Board Grows

The Frederik Meijer Gardens Foundation elected Dirk. C. Hoffius to its Board in June 2006.

Hoffius, an attorney with Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett, LLP, maintains a full estate-planning and administration practice. He earned his undergraduate degree at Colgate University and his law degree at the University of Virginia.

He is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American, Michigan, and Grand Rapids Bar Associations. Hoffius served as Chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Council of the State Bar of Michigan and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He also served as Chair of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board of Trustees, Secretary of the West Michigan Horticultural Society Board of Directors (Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park), Chair of the Planned Parenthood Board of Directors, and Chair of the Board of Directors of Kendall College of Art and Design.

His interests include art, gardening (primarily at his wife's direction), tennis, health, and fitness. Hoffius and his wife Victoria reside in Grand Rapids.