Hope on the Hill Gala

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Join us for the 17th annual Hope on the Hill Gala!

Sample cuisine from Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants and catering companies. Enjoy live entertainment by AB and dance the night away in Club Hope. And the best part? You’re supporting Van Andel Institute’s biomedical research and science education programs and giving 100% to research, discovery & hope! Complimentary valet parking is available. Cocktail attire with a hint of your favorite game suggested.  

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Entertainer – Oz Pearlman

Chance Auction Items

Strolling Dinner Menu


Oz Pearlman is one of the busiest performing mentalists in the country. He developed an interest in magic at a young age and what started as a hobby ended up becoming a lifelong passion. After a couple of years spent working on Wall Street, Oz decided to pursue his dream and become a full time entertainer. He has now been dazzling audiences with his world-class sleight of hand and mind reading ability for over a decade. Oz amazed the country on TV’s #1 rated show, “America’s Got Talent.” Week after week, he performed mind-blowing mentalism routines never seen before and quickly became a fan favorite, winning third place out of thousands of acts. His client list reads like a who’s who of politicians, professional athletes, A-list celebrities, and Fortune 500 companies. Oz’s other television appearances have aired on both national and international networks, including a recent appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and the “TODAY Show;” his radio appearance on the top-rated Elvis Duran show in the morning was heard by millions across the nation. Oz’s unique blend of magic and mentalism create an interactive experience that is redefining the very nature of a magic show … one that truly needs to be seen to be believed.
Barracks 616 One hour of range time for two including ammo, eye and ear protection and one browning knife.Value $100

Brothers Leather Supply Bag The Ryan Travel Bag. Value $485

CityFlatsHotel Dinner Experience Executive Chef Shelly Rash will serve a private five-course dinner for 8 at either location, plus 4 hotel rooms. Value $1,500

Crystal Mountain Resort Enjoy a two night crystal escape. Value $450

Date Night Package Enjoy a night on the town with your significant other! Take home an Atwater Brewery $25 gift card; a Long Road Distillers tour and tasting certificate (for up to 6 people); two $20 Dave and Busters gift cards; and two $50 gift certificates for Vitale’s. Value $265

Detroit Tigers Signed Helmet & Jersey Take home a Detroit Tigers jersey and helmet signed by the legendary Kirk Gibson. Value $550

Seven-night Stay in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Escape for seven nights at the Spring Creek Ranch Condominium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Overlooking the majestic Teton Mountains, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium sleeps 6-8, and puts you in the center of a natural vista. Spas on the Spring Creek Ranch property await you, as well as horseback riding, sleigh rides through the elk preserve, ski the amazing Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, or April fly fishing on the Snake River. Spring Creek is incredibly peaceful and secluded, yet convenient to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Get away from it all and experience the west in one of the most beautiful areas of Wyoming. Available dates Nov. 2017 – May 2018. $90 cleaning fee not included. Donated by Jeff and Mary Dixon. Value $4,800

Edelman Leather Rug Hippie Cow!Lavender Sunset Rug – A fresh, fun and flirty way to uplift the mood in any space or room. HIPPIE COW is a tie dyed hair on hide reminding all of us of the imminent freedom of which we have the luxury to design with. Value: $2,400

Hotel Walloon Enjoy a 2 night stay in a Lakeside King or Lakeside Double Queen room. Value $1,200

Grand Rapids Griffins Tickets You could win 8 tickets in the lower level face-off section for a Griffins hockey game (winner picks the game they want to attend)! Plus, take home a signed jersey by defenseman Matthew Caito from the 2017 Grand Rapids Griffins Purple Game. Value $450 

Grand Traverse Resort Golf Package  Play two rounds of golf and enjoy a one hour lesson for two. Value $300

Michigan State University vs. Maryland Football Tickets Two tickets for row 31 at the 50 yard line during the Maryland vs. MSU game on Nov. 18, 2017 (parking pass included). Donated by Julie Ann Fox. Value $400

Modern Day Floral Package An ultimate home dinner experience: Certificate for fresh floral, rental linens, rental chairs, rental tablescape and candlelight, etc. included. Value $1,500

Preusser Jewelers Necklace Italian designed necklace made in rose gold, which looks beautiful on any skin tone. It is accented with 5 flowers, in the shape of pansies which are pave’ set with 1 ¾ carats of brilliant round diamonds. The diamond pansies are linked with a slim rollo style chain. You can wear this necklace with just about anything, from your favorite LBD, to cute top and jeans. Value $5,000

Tullymore Golf Course Package Get a foursome together and enjoy 18 holes at Tullymore Golf Course! A golf cart is included along with complimentary dinner (alcohol excluded). Redeemable Mondays through Thursdays (subject to availability). This package must be redeemed by the end of the 2018 golf season. Value $640 Whitecaps Baseball Suite Package Reserve a luxury suite for an April or May game and a signed Kirk Gibson baseball. Value $850 University of Michigan vs. Ohio State University Football Tickets Michigan vs. Ohio State University football tickets for November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium, 12:00 PM kick-off. Donated by iHeart Media. Value $280 University of Michigan vs. Rutgers University Football Tickets Four Michigan vs. Rutgers University football tickets for October 28, 2017 at Michigan Stadium (section 25 between the 10 and 20-yard lines; row 76 seats 21 and 22; row 77, seats 21 and 22), 12:00 PM kick-off. Plus, take home a signed piece from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (more details to come). Donated by Mike and Sue Jandernoa. Value $500 

Amway Grand Plaza
Dinner menu
Pan-crisped butternut ravioli with a sage brown butter topped with candied pecans
Deconstructed antipasto station – your choice of carrots, snow peas, radish, purple cauliflower, asparagus, smoked gouda, aged white cheddar, sharp cheddar, aged parmesan, pumpkin hummus, maple-walnut white bean on sour dough lavash

Dessert bar
Miniature white cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting
Dark chocolate brittle with sea salt (v)
Boozy truffles
Cappuccino opera

Late night menu
Beef sliders with caramelized onions and a chef-choice sauce

Chop House
Lobster bisque
Mini dessert pastries

New Orleans jambalaya with sausage, chicken and shrimp

Shrimp and grits
Quinoa salad with shrimp – arugula, roasted cauliflower, sweet potato, red onion, toasted pistachios and a cilantro-parsley vinaigrette

General Tso chicken with fresh vegetables and rice

FOODesign by Chef Brech
Caprese skewers
Portabella bruschetta with grilled pita
Chocolate mousse shooters

Kitchen 67
Steak ‘n bacon bites – tender sirloin with bleu cheese sauce and apple-wood smoked bacon
A bird-in-hand chicken sandwich – Founders Red’s Rye batter and seasonings, mayo and chopped lettuce on a brioche bun

Lobster and shrimp cakes – Maine lobster, shrimp and fresh herbs
Smoked salmon canapes – cold smoked salmon with a lemon caper dill sauce on a water cracker

Avocado toast – heirloom tomato concasse, avocado puree, cold smoked salmon on pumpernickel toast

Slow’s BBQ
BBQ pulled pork
Slow’s mac n’ cheese

Faux gras torchon – brioce, sweet and sour conserve with petite greens

Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.

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October 26, 2017
6:00 pm EDT
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