Apr. 20, 2023
6:00 pm  -  9:00 pm ET

Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner and Award Presentation

The Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner and Award Presentation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Van Andel Institute’s mission through volunteer service and philanthropic efforts. This award celebrates the extraordinary efforts of philanthropists, volunteers and advocates whose undeniable generosity and tireless determination support VAI’s ability to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations.

Guests will be treated to world-class entertainment, an exclusive video presentation, delectable food and drinks, and remarks given by Carol Van Andel and this year’s award recipients.

The evening will also welcome the newest members to VAI’s Leadership and Legacy Societies for 2023. This honor celebrates individuals, schools, organizations and businesses who have contributed significantly to benefit the Institute’s biomedical research and science education programs.

The Leadership Society recognizes those who have raised more than $10,000 cumulatively, and the Legacy Society celebrates those who have raised more than $100,000 cumulatively. The names of those inducted into both societies are etched into wood blocks that line the walls of the Institute’s lobby.

Please note, this is an invitation-only event. Complimentary valet at the main VAI entrance. Cocktail attire is suggested.

Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Award Recipients

Holly Barker

Dr. Jim and Martie Bultman

Hope College

Howard Miller Company

Jane Zwiers

Founders Society Inductee – $1,000,000

Canary Foundation

Legacy Society Inductees – $100,000

Richard and Paula Nelson
Dennis and Barbara Adama Family
Wells Fargo Bank
Consumers Credit Union
Brian DeVries and Barbara Pugh
Jana Hall
University of Michigan Health-West

Leadership Society Inductees – $50,000

Eve Rogus & Paul Becker in memory of Clementine (Teenie) Rogus
David and Sandra Turner
Jeffery Roberts Design
Eenhoorn, LLC
The ICN Foundation
Edgar & Elsa Prince Foundation
John and Therese Rowerdink
Peter Stamos and Soonmee Cha-Stamos
Daniel and Ann Marie Van Eerden
Jean Bassett
Jim and Jane Zwiers
Tony and Dawn Semple
Thomas and Barbara Shaw
Max Mara USA
Non-Toxic Golf Outing
PC Railside Golf Outing

Leadership Society Inductees – $10,000

Alliance Beverage Distributing
Cheeky Strut
Hansen-Balk Steel Treating Co.
Secrest Wardle
RedWater Collection
Rick and Vivian Minnema
New Holland Brewing Co.
Gentex Corporation
Metal Art Studio Fine Jewelry
Midwest Capital Advisors
Jeff and Meg Bennett
Richard and Marcia Bishop
Sam Colella
John and Deanna Green
Patti Griswold and Kevin Haviland
Dan Hammersmith
Dave and Donna Hockstra
Dr. Galen Hostetter
Matt and Sarah Jones
Sharon Van Dellen
Douglas and Sandra Van Essen
Border to Bridge Run
Wendy Jo Blakely – Je t’aime Fund
Fred & Ruth Brink Charitable Fund
David Karsten
Brian and Cathy Koop
Mary Schregardus

  • 6:00 pm Cocktail hour
  • 7:00 pm Welcome remarks by Maranda
  • 7:05 pm Invocation & dinner is served
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm Program begins
  • Leadership & Legacy Society Inductees
  • Remarks by Carol Van Andel
  • Video presentation
  • Presentation of Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Awards
  • 8:30 pm Closing remarks by Maranda
  • 8:30 – 9:00 pm Photos of recipients & inductees
  • 9:00 pm Event ends

Event Details

Venue: Van Andel Institute 333 Bostwick Ave. NE Grand Rapids

Contact Info:

Email: Sarah Rollman