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May. 9, 2024
6:00 pm  -  9:00 pm ET

Board of Governors Annual Dinner

The Van Andel Institute Board of Governors Annual Dinner brings together the Institute’s most generous, committed, and passionate supporters for an inside look at VAI’s research and education initiatives. Join us for the annual “State of the Institute” presentation by Chairman and CEO David Van Andel, an inside look at VAI for Education from Director and Chief Education Officer Terra Tarango, and research updates from Drs. Hui Shen, Evan Lien, and Darren Moore.

Please note, this is an invitation-only event. Business attire suggested.

Meet the 2024 Board of Governors here.

  • 6:00 - 6:30 pm Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres
  • 6:30 - 6:40 pm Seating for dinner
  • 6:40 pm Welcome remarks by Tim Long and Vicky Ludema, VAI Board of Governors Co-Chairs
  • Introduction of Carol Van Andel, Executive Director, David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation
  • Invocation by Carol Van Andel
  • 6:50 pm Dinner is served
  • 8:00 - 8:15 pm Remarks by David Van Andel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Van Andel Institute
  • 8:15 - 8:40pm Van Andel Institute for Research Update
  • Dr. Hui Shen
  • Dr. Evan Lien
  • Dr. Darren Moore
  • 8:40 - 8:50 pm Van Andel Institute for Education Update
  • Remarks by Terra Tarango, Director and Chief Education Officer, Van Andel Institute for Education.
  • 9:00 pm Event ends

Event Details

Venue: Cascade Hills Country Club 3725 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids

Contact Info:

Email: Sarah Rollman