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Winterfest Celebration

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - February 19 @ 5:00 pm

Let’s kick 2021 off right — with a celebration!

Join us virtually on Thursday, Feb. 18, for the 16th annual Winterfest Celebration, an evening filled with excitement and world-class entertainment in support of an important cause: Parkinson’s disease research at Van Andel Institute.

Throughout the night, you can request a song to add to AB’s playlist, enjoy live-streamed entertainment and participate in the virtual silent auction and virtual paddle raise — all from the comfort of your own home! Sponsors will receive exclusive benefits, including a catered food and beverage package. All proceeds benefit Parkinson’s disease research at the Institute.

We need you!

In the next decade, the prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases is expected to increase dramatically. Seven to 10 million people globally are living with Parkinson’s disease, and Parkinson’s incidence is on the rise: By 2030 there will be nearly 1.2 million people living with the disease in the U.S.

Events like Winterfest help VAI continue to raise the necessary funds in support of our scientists’ research and breakthroughs. It is one of the Institute’s most popular fundraising events, and in 16 years event sponsors, donors and guests have helped raise nearly $2 million in support of the important Parkinson’s research taking place right here in West Michigan.

Because of your continued support, VAI scientists — along with their national and international collaborators — can continue their work toward new discoveries that may lead to novel ways to diagnose and treat this devastating condition.

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

All registrations after the 12 p.m. cutoff on Feb. 11 will not be eligible for the food and beverage package.

Registration Sponsorship

Silent Auction Recipe Cards (For Sponsors)

Event Program

Event Agenda

Menu

Event Committee

Technical Support

Questions?

6:30–7:15 p.m.: Live entertainment  – Brian Vander Ark, The Verve Pipe. Rockstar Reinvention Speech and Live Music

Event Program

7:15 p.m.: Event begins

Opening Remarks by George Sharpe Jr.

Welcome by Maranda

Evening toast by David and Carol Van Andel

Remarks by David Van Andel

Remarks by Dr. Patrik Brundin

Van Andel Institute video presentation

Parkinson’s disease advocate stories

Virtual paddle raise

Closing remarks by Maranda

Dance party music provided by AB

9:30 p.m.: Event ends

Title Sponsor – For 20 Guests

Charcuterie

prosciutto / bresaola / truffle salami / sopressata / smoked coppa

aged gouda / aged parmesan / Michigan sharp cheddar / brie

house pickled vegetables / marcona almonds / roasted tomatoes / marinated olives

honey / orange marmalade / smokey red pepper hummus

toasted crostini / lavash / grissini sticks

First Course

creamy parmesan soup with wild mushrooms and fine herbs; topped with crème fraiche

Entrée

braised beef short ribs

boneless short ribs accompanied by an herbed potato tart, roasted winter root vegetables, baby spinach and cabernet sauvignon sauce

Dessert

decadent chocolate sphere

vanilla bean marshmallow / flourless chocolate cake / fresh raspberries / dark chocolate mousse / warm chocolate sauce

Red Wine + Sparkling Wine

Crystal Sponsor – For 10 Guests

Charcuterie

prosciutto / bresaola / truffle salami / sopressata / smoked coppa

aged gouda / aged parmesan / Michigan sharp cheddar / brie

house pickled vegetables / marcona almonds / roasted tomatoes / marinated olives

honey / orange marmalade / smokey red pepper hummus

toasted crostini / lavash / grissini sticks

First Course

creamy parmesan soup with wild mushrooms and fine herbs; topped with crème fraiche

Entrée

braised beef short ribs

boneless short ribs accompanied by an herbed potato tart, roasted winter root vegetables, baby spinach and cabernet sauvignon sauce

Dessert

decadent chocolate sphere

vanilla bean marshmallow / flourless chocolate cake / fresh raspberries / dark chocolate mousse / warm chocolate sauce 

Red Wine + Sparkling Wine

Snowflake Sponsor – For 8 Guests

Charcuterie

prosciutto / bresaola / truffle salami / sopressata / smoked coppa

aged gouda / aged parmesan / Michigan sharp cheddar / brie

house pickled vegetables / marcona almonds / roasted tomatoes / marinated olives

honey / orange marmalade / smokey red pepper hummus

toasted crostini / lavash / grissini sticks

First Course

creamy parmesan soup with wild mushrooms and fine herbs; topped with crème fraiche

Entrée

braised beef short ribs

boneless short ribs accompanied by an herbed potato tart, roasted winter root vegetables, baby spinach and cabernet sauvignon sauce

Dessert

decadent chocolate sphere

vanilla bean marshmallow / flourless chocolate cake / fresh raspberries / dark chocolate mousse / warm chocolate sauce

Red Wine + Sparkling Wine

Winter Sponsor – For 6 guests

First Course

creamy parmesan soup with wild mushrooms and fine herbs; topped with crème fraiche

Entrée

braised beef short ribs

boneless short ribs accompanied by an herbed potato tart, roasted winter root vegetables, baby spinach and cabernet sauvignon sauce

Dessert

decadent chocolate sphere

vanilla bean marshmallow / flourless chocolate cake / fresh raspberries / dark chocolate mousse / warm chocolate sauce

Sparkling Wine

Individual Tickets

First Course

creamy parmesan soup with wild mushrooms and fine herbs; topped with crème fraiche

Entrée

braised beef short ribs

boneless short ribs accompanied by an herbed potato tart, roasted winter root vegetables, baby spinach and cabernet sauvignon sauce

Dessert

decadent chocolate sphere

vanilla bean marshmallow / flourless chocolate cake / fresh raspberries / dark chocolate mousse / warm chocolate sauce

Sparkling Wine

Event Co-Chairs

George & Missy Sharpe

Event Committee

Rob & Dawn Arnoys

Robert & Katie Barcelona

Sally Murdock

Ron Rutkowski

Whitney Thompson

Geoff & LeeAnne Widlak

Tech Support Hotline:

248-213-3935

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

Title Sponsor

Crystal Sponsors

Snowflake Sponsors

Winter Sponsors

Details

Start:
February 18 @ 6:30 pm
End:
February 19 @ 5:00 pm
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