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Hope on the Hill Gala

 

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 Hope on the Hill Silent Auction will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. 

Star Light, Star Bright — Help Us Find a Cure Tonight

Join Van Andel Institute virtually for the 20th annual Hope on the Hill Gala, and prepare to be starstruck. From the comfort of your home, enjoy shimmering lights, dazzling sights and a sparkling celebration of the stars who, for the past 20 years, have helped make incredible things happen at the Institute: our donors, our community, and the scientists and educators they support.

This virtual extravaganza will feature a performance by the Detroit Youth Choir, whose powerful appearance on “America’s Got Talent” propelled its young stars into a well-deserved spotlight. Although we can’t be together in person for this milestone year, there is still — and always will be — hope on the hill tonight.

All proceeds benefit biomedical research and K–12 and graduate education programs at the Institute.

Event link will be sent out to registered guests and sponsors the week of the event.

Food and Beverage package cutoff is October 21, 5:00 p.m. Guests will still receive the viewing link.

Silent Auction

Agenda

Tech Connection Details & Troubleshooting

Virtual Sponsorship Food and Beverage Package Details

Entertainment

Host Committee

Questions?

6:30 p.m.

Cocktail hour with DJ AB

7:30 p.m.

Remarks by Tom Welch

Remarks by David & Carol Van Andel

Detroit Youth Choir Performance 1

Video Presentation

8 p.m.

Mission Moment & Paddle Raise

Detroit Youth Choir Performance 2

Remarks by Dr. Peter A. Jones

Detroit Youth Choir Final Performance

8:30 p.m.

Toast & Closing Remarks

8:40 – 10 p.m.

Dance party music with DJ AB (request songs in the chat!)

If you are hosting a watch party in your home and want to connect your laptop to the television for the live stream please review this website for a detailed description on how to do that:

https://www.support.com/how-to/how-to-connect-a-windows-laptop-to-a-tv-over-hdmi-12554#:~:text=Connect%20one%20end%20of%20the,that%20adapter%20to%20your%20computer

If you are experiencing any issues in connecting or want to talk through the connection or test in advance, please call the number below for tech support from our technology company Bluewater Technologies. Testing window will be provided soon.

Tech Support:
248-213-3935

Testing time:

Monday – 10/19

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday – 10/20

10 a.m. – 12 p.m

Wednesday – 10/21

9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday – 10/22

Available anytime currently

Please contact Madison Eaton at Madison.eaton@vai.org to schedule a testing window with the tech company.

Universal Sponsor — 36 virtual tickets

| appetizer |

petite charcuterie

prosciutto / soppressata / gourmet cheese / house pickled vegetables / grissini

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

red wine

Cosmic Sponsor — 26 virtual tickets

| appetizer |

petite charcuterie

prosciutto/ soppressata / gourmet cheese / house pickled vegetables / grissini

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

red wine

Galactic Sponsor — 16 virtual tickets

| appetizer |

petite charcuterie

prosciutto/ soppressata / gourmet cheese / house pickled vegetables / grissini

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

red wine

Stellar Sponsor — 12 virtual tickets

| appetizer |

petite charcuterie

prosciutto/ soppressata / gourmet cheese / house pickled vegetables / grissini

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

red wine 

Solar Sponsor — 10 virtual tickets

| appetizer |

petite charcuterie

prosciutto/ soppressata / gourmet cheese / house pickled vegetables / grissini

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

red wine

 Lunar Sponsor — 8 virtual tickets

| appetizer |

petite charcuterie

prosciutto/ soppressata / gourmet cheese / house pickled vegetables / grissini

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

red wine 

Celestial Sponsor — 6 virtual tickets

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

Terrestrial Sponsor — 4 virtual tickets

| first course |

maple and butternut squash bisque

gingersnap and bacon crumble

| entrée options |

sous vide beef tenderloin

wild mushrooms / potato tart / brussels sprouts with dried cranberries / rich veal jus

| dessert |

bite size sweets: truffle / french macaron / miniature cupcake

| beverages |

champagne / sparkling wine

Detroit Youth Concert Choir

The Detroit Youth Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company (DYC) is a non- profit 501 (c) 3 organization that services young people throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area.  The Detroit Youth Choir teaches and develops students through music education, dance, and theatrical arts. Our program is designed for youth between the ages of 8-18.

The Detroit Youth Choir vision is to offer the youth of Metro Detroit a world class performing art experience that develops their creative skills and talents.

The Detroit Youth Choir has performed at various events around the City of Detroit, nationally, and internationally. We had the opportunity, to perform at the Michigan Outdoor Adventure Center’s ribbon cutting ceremony before Governor Rick Snyder and Mayor Mike Duggan. We also performed at the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony before many celebrities, dignitaries, and pioneers of the music industry.

The Detroit Youth Choir’s most recent major accomplishment(s) include: participating in a documentary IMAX film titled “America’s Musical Journey” which was be shown in all IMAX Theatres across the U.S and DYC recorded with the UK group The Go! Team and was featured on seven songs on The Go! Team’s album. The Detroit Youth Choir entered the national competition America’s Got Talent where the choir traveled to Cincinnati, OH in hopes of making it to the main stage in Los Angeles, CA.  The organization has also performed for other local organizations such as; Spectrum Children Services, Detroit Pistons, U of M Basketball Club Ann Arbor, Scholars for Dollars, Focus Hope, Arise Detroit,  A.I.M. Youth Conference, The D-drop New Year’s Eve Celebration, IMPACT TV,  Light up Detroit organization, Youth Development Commission of Detroit and  The Detroit Public Library.

Jill Bielema
Lori Cook
Jessica Cook
Jennifer Ederer
Julie Fox
Peggy Greydanus
Deb Kinney
Vicky Ludema
Eve Rogus
Therese Rowerdink
Susan Stafford
Carol Van Andel
Anne Zimmerman
Jane Zwiers

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

Universal Sponsor

 

Cosmic Sponsor

Galactic Sponsors

Solar Sponsors

Lunar Sponsors

Celestial Sponsors

Terrestrial Sponsors

Details

Start:
October 22 @ 6:30 pm
End:
October 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

Van Andel Institute
333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
616.234.5000