Feb. 22, 2024
6:00 pm  -  10:00 pm ET

Winterfest Celebration 2024

Step away from the West Michigan chills and step into the warmth of Van Andel Institute’s 19th annual Winterfest Celebration, returning to Cascade Hills Country Club on Thursday, Feb. 22.

The cheerful, extravagant evening will provide safe respite from the frost, bringing you food, cocktails and more — all in support of Parkinson’s disease research.

You’ll have the opportunity to bid on amazing auction packages while meeting Parkinson’s research supporters and scientists. All proceeds from Winterfest — one of VAI’s most iconic events — will go toward groundbreaking research into Parkinson’s and life-changing new treatments.

Smart casual attire is suggested. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the main club entrance.

  • 6:00 pm Guest arrival and cocktail hour
    Silent auction opens
  • 7:00 pm Seated dinner begins
  • 7:45 pm Welcome remarks by Maranda
  • Remarks by David Van Andel, Chairman & CEO, Van Andel Institute
  • Remarks by Dr. Darren Moore, Chair & Professor, Department of Neurodegenerative Science; Director, MiND Program
  • Paddle raise
  • Closing remarks by Maranda
  • 8:45 pm Guests enjoy dessert, cocktails and live entertainment
    Silent auction closes at 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm Event ends

Event Details

Venue: Cascade Hills Country Club 3725 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids

Contact Info:

Email: Sarah Rollman

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Crystal Sponsors

  • Brian DeVries & Barbara Pugh

Snowflake Sponsors

  • Jerry and Suzanne Callahan

  • Mimi Cummings

  • Robert and Karen Wiltz

Winter Sponsors

  • Rob and Dawn Arnoys

  • Steven and Amanda Barbour

  • Derek and Paige Boer

  • The Doubleday Family Trust

  • Jana Hall

  • Michael and Sally Murdock

  • Owen, Ames, Kimball Logo