8th Annual Around the World®

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8th Annual Around the World®

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

When warm weather returns to Michigan there’s no better place to be than outside enjoying fine wine, craft beer and global cuisine with good friends.

Celebrate the beauty of the spring season and join Van Andel Institute’s JBoard Ambassadors for Around the World on June 1. Enjoy an impressive tasting menu, featuring selections from artisan wineries and some of Michigan’s best craft beer purveyors, while sampling globally-influenced small plates and appetizers. All proceeds from Around the World support Van Andel Institute’s research and science education initiatives.

If you love Michigan’s burgeoning culinary scene, and networking with movers and shakers in Grand Rapids, you’re not going to want to miss this event.


Registration     Sponsorship

Auction Packages

Host Committee


20 Monroe Live True Concert Experience
A pair of tickets for you and a friend to a concert of your choice at 20 Monroe Live. Also included, access to our private VIP Vanguard Lounge. Value TBD

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
One night stay “Dreams” package. Value $200

The Cheese Lady
Gift basket of gourmet goods and wine, plus a $25 gift card. Value $85

D&W Fresh Market
Specialty Basket. Value $150

Frederick Meijer Gardens
Family four pack of tickets. Value $51

Gerald R. Ford Museum
4 Admission Tickets. Value $28

JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Gourmet Getaway Package-one night stay in a beautiful guest room. A Downtown Market swag bag with exclusive Downtown Market Discounts. A $50 gift card to the Downtown Market. Charcuterie Platter upon arrival and breakfast in the morning for two adults in six.one.six. Value $350

Pop Scholars
4 tickets to show of your choice. Value $40

Reserve Wine and Food
Chef’s Tasting dinner of four. Chef Luke will course out a seasonal selection of gourmet fare. Value $400

Co-chair: Rachel Mraz
Co-chair: Chad Bassett
Kendra Osowski
Matt Osterhaven
Tanya Rowerdink
Aaron DeVos
Alyssa Nance
Deidre Remtema
Kyle Van Andel

Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.

Fine Food & Wine Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor


Chardonnay Sponsors

Pinot Noir Sponsor



June 1
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Crescent Park
Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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