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Winterfest Celebration

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

15 years and $1.9 million raised for Parkinson’s research!

It’s time to celebrate!

Join us for the 15th anniversary of Van Andel Institute’s Winterfest Celebration on Thursday, February 20, for an evening filled with delectable cuisine from Grand Rapids’ best restaurants, artisan wines and craft cocktails, and entertainment — all for an important cause — VAI’s Parkinson’s disease research.

The importance of Parkinson’s research

In the next decade, the prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases is expected to increase dramatically. Parkinson’s incidents are on the rise and by 2020 there will be nearly 1.2 million people living with the disease in the U.S., and more than 10 million people globally.

Because of your continued support, VAI scientists, along with national and international organizations and collaborators, are making discoveries that may lead to new ways to diagnose and treat this devastating disease.

We need you!

Winterfest is one of the Institute’s most popular fundraising events, and in 15 years we’ve raised more than $1.9 million to benefit research scientists in the Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science. When you attend Winterfest, 100% of the proceeds go directly into the Institute’s labs where they can have the most impact. With your help, we can continue this momentum and give our scientists the funding they need to make life-changing discoveries.

Smart casual attire is suggested. Complimentary valet parking will be available at both club entrances. 

Registration Sponsorship

Evening Agenda

Event Committee

Raffle Items

Silent Auction

Restaurant Menus

Questions?

6:00 p.m.

Strolling dinner & cocktails

Live entertainment by AB

7:00 p.m.

Welcome

Tony Gates & Michelle McKormick of 97 LAV-FM

Opening Remarks

David Van Andel
Chairman & CEO, Van Andel Institute

Video Presentation

Ron Rutkowski
Parkinson’s Advocate

Jason Lamoreaux conducts the Paddle Raise for Parkinson’s

8:30 p.m.

Silent auction, raffle drawing & food stations close

8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Silent auction checkout

Live entertainment by AB

Event Co-Chairs

George & Missy Sharpe

Host Committee

Rob & Dawn Arnoys

Robert & Katie Barcelona

Ken & Robin Komejan

Sally Murdock

Matt Osterhaven

Ron Rutkowski

Whitney Thompson

Geoff & LeeAnne Widlak

Donated by Preusser Jewelers
Statement garden floral ring with diamonds, sapphires and tsavorite garnets.
Value — $4,500

Donated by Affordable Limousine and Jet’s Pizza
Enjoy taking a back seat with a two-hour voucher for any vehicle up to a 22 passenger limo bus from Affordable Limousine (restrictions and service fees apply), plus two large pizzas from Jet’s Pizza.
Value — $465

Donated by AK Rikks
Keep everything together in style with a Chloe medium zipped tote (black).
Value — $1,500

Donated by Art of the Table
Add a little more fun to your next celebration with an Art of the Table cake plate and assorted goodies.
Value — $75

Donated by Bang Blow Dry Bar
Pamper yourself with a gift card for a blow out and moisture shot.
Value — $70

Donated by Barracks 616
Experience a unique date night with one-hour range time for two. Includes 9mm box of ammo and eye and ear protection.
Value — $80

Donated by B.D.’s BBQ
Invite your friends and family to a backyard buffet catered by B.D.’s BBQ. Includes three meats and two sides for up to 20 people. Set-up and service provided.
Value — $1,500

Donated by Blackbird East
For the couple on the go! A gift basket including two Barbour coffee cup travel mugs, two Barbour tartan travel Dopp kits, and a $50 gift card.
Value — $335

Donated by Corporate Cocktail Co. #1
For the aspiring mixologist! This package features a 90-minute all-inclusive and interactive cocktail class with Corporate Cocktail Co. A cocktail pro will come to your home, office, or private venue and give you an in-depth overview on the proper way to make a drink. Includes a tutorial on how to create your own homemade ingredients to up your home cocktail game, a lesson on the history of bartending and classic cocktails, and a break down of different spirits and how to properly use them in your creations.
Value — $1,250

Donated by Corporate Cocktail Co. #2
For the aspiring mixologist! This package features a 90-minute all-inclusive and interactive cocktail class with Corporate Cocktail Co. A cocktail pro will come to your home, office, or private venue and give you an in-depth overview on the proper way to make a drink. Includes a tutorial on how to create your own homemade ingredients to up your home cocktail game, a lesson on the history of bartending and classic cocktails, and a break down of different spirits and how to properly use them in your creations.
Value — $1,250

Donated by The Grand Rapids Griffins
For the sports enthusiast! This packages includes a hockey stick signed by the Grand Rapids Griffins and a voucher for four tickets to the 2020–21 season.
Value — $200

Donated by The James Salon
Treat yourself to a gift basket filled with exclusive items from The James Salon.
Value — $500

Donated by Joseph Jacobs, Gazelle Sports, and DBM Strength Training
Get your workout on! This package includes a personal training session with Joseph Jacobs, three personal training sessions with Debbie B. Martilotta, and a $50 gift card to Gazelle Sports.
Value — $170

Donated by Lee and Birch
Treat yourself to a Lee and Birch gift bag including a lovely pair of earrings, a trendy scarf and a $25 gift card.
Value — $80

Donated by Kim’s K9 Training Center
Treat your favorite pup to a gift basket any dog would love!
Value — TBD

Donated by the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
Enjoy an elegant date night with one bottle of Wolfgang Puck Chardonnay, one bottle of Wolfgang Puck Cabernet, and a $150 gift card to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck.
Value — $200

Donated by Main Street Ventures and Divani
Enjoy a distinctive date night with two bottles of wine and a $100 gift card to Main Street Ventures.
Value — $186

Donated by Martha’s Vineyard
Hold your own wine tasting with three bottles of exquisite wine: Shafer “One Point Five” 2015 Napa Valley Stags Leap, Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne, and Vietti 2016 Langhe.
Value — $200

Donated by Mason Jones
Host a lovely gathering with a Juliska hostess tray, set of four tidbit plates, four wine tumblers, “Gather and Graze” cookbook and 15% discount on one entire purchase of Juliska tableware.
Value — $325

Donated by Northport Security
Get piece of mind with a professional electronic countermeasures examination of your residence (5,000 square feet) or business (up to 10 offices and Board Room) for eavesdropping devices.
Value — $3,000

Donated by RedWater Restaurant Group
Get ready for sunny weather with a $100 RedWater Restaurant Group gift card and certificate for four rounds of golf including cart at Watermark, Stonewater, Thousand Oaks or Sunnybrook Country Club for the 2020 season.
Value — $420

Donated by Refresh Wellness Health Spa
Pamper yourself with a $250 gift certificate to Refresh Wellness Health Spa.
Value — $250

Donated by Renewal Skin Spa
Relax and renew with a salt facial. Includes sea salt exfoliation, ultrasound infusion to plump and hydrate skin cells, and LED eight light panel to detoxify and stimulate collagen.
Value — $250

Donated by Ron Rutkowski and Divani
Take care of those lingering home improvement projects with a DeWalt drill set and saw kit, then celebrate a job well done with a bottle of wine.
Value — $203

Donated by San Chez Bistro and Divani
Enjoy a cultured date night with two bottles of wine and a $100 gift card to San Chez Bistro.
Value — $186

Donated by The Sharpe Collection
Test your STEM skills with a Land Rover Defender Lego® set.
Value — $200

Donated by The Sharpe Collection
Have a little fun with the Sharpe Collection pedal car.
Value — $150

Donated by The Sharpe Collection
Relax with a weekend getaway at Bay Harbor! Includes a weekend lease from The Sharpe Collection and a $500 gift certificate to the Inn at Bay Harbor.
Value — $1,500

Donated by Silver Fox Jewelry
Add some sparkle to your ensemble with genuine oyster shell drop earrings enhanced by London blue topaz stones made by Silver Fox Jewelry in Traverse City, MI.
Value — $190

Donated by Simply Organic Nails and Spa
Pamper yourself with a $70 gift card for a spa treatment or nail service.
Value — $70

Donated by Slows Bar BQ
Cater your next event with a $500 credit from Slows Bar BQ.
Value — $500

Donated by Stites Eye Care
A stylish pair of Ray Ban sunglasses for those sunny days ahead!
Value — $150

Donated by Suburban Landscapes
Add some flair to your yard with a Suburban Landscapes steel and wood bench.
Value — $1,000

Donated by Suburban Landscapes
Add some flair to your yard with a Suburban Landscapes steel and wood bench with back rest.
Value — $1,000

Donated by Tanaz Hair Boutique and Day Spa
Pamper yourself with a platinum hydra facial and blow dry.
Value — $330

Donated by Title Boxing
Experience an empowering workout with a one-month pass to Title Boxing.
Value — $129

Donated by University Club of Grand Rapids
The gift that keeps on giving! A three month social and athletic membership to University Club of Grand Rapids.
Value — $150

Donated by Van Andel Institute for Education
Celebrate a special birthday with a two-hour party your child will never forget at Van Andel Institute for Education! Includes animal interactions, science demonstrations and engineering challenges. For ages 6–13 for a group of up to 30 people.
Value — $500

Donated by Whitney and Brian Thompson
Enjoy a night in with a Dash fondue set, $250 Target gift card and a bottle of wine.
Value — $342

B.D.’s BBQ

Smoked BBQ southern crop chicken and mamma’s baked beans

Brody’s Be Café

Fresh brewed coffee — Brody’s Be Blend, roasted by Uncommon Coffee Roasters. Regular and decaf served with assorted creamers and sugars.

The Chop House

Lobster Bisque

Mini Desserts

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

Kung Pao lettuce wraps — spicy chicken, toasted peanuts and crispy rice sticks

Chinois salad — Napa cabbage, cashews, wontons and spicy ginger dressing

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Handcrafted Bundt Cakes — our premium Bundt cakes are crafted by hand in our bakery made from the finest ingredients. Flavors: Chocolate chocolate chip, white chocolate raspberry, lemon, red velvet, peanut butter swirl and (GF) chocolate chip cookie.

Palio

Mushroom and lentil meatball with a brandy cream sauce

Smoked chicken and apple meatball with an arrabbiata sauce

Pork and sundried tomato meatball with a tomato-basil sauce

Reds at Thousand Oaks

Herb crusted ahi tuna, ponzu, edamame hummus and glazed candied beets

Wild mushroom crostini, goat cheese cream, fig balsamic and chives

San Chez Bistro

Almendras — Spanish Marcona almonds

Jamón de Serrano — dry cured Spanish ham

Manchego y Romero — marinated Spanish cheese, garlic infused olive oil and fresh rosemary

Medjooles Rellenos — honey cardamom goat cheese stuffed dates with spicy harissa sauce

Slows Bar BQ

Pulled pork

Mac and cheese

Vintage Prime & Seafood

King Crab Dip — King crab, cream cheese, artichoke and sundried tomato topping on french bread

Japanese Wagyu A5 Strip Loin — Kuroge Wagyu Kagoshima prefecture

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

Title Sponsor

Crystal Sponsors

Snowflake Sponsors

Winter Sponsors

Restaurant Sponsors

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Cascade Hills Country Club
3725 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States
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