So many of us have had personal experience with the devastation diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s bring – to individuals, to families and to hope itself. Every gift makes a difference at Van Andel Institute (VAI), because every dollar goes directly to biomedical research and science education. Your support brings us closer to finding what causes disease and to translating those discoveries into therapeutic solutions that conquer illness and enhance lives.
There are many ways to support Van Andel Institute, and even more reasons to do so. You might be someone who wants to help defeat cancer through research that could translate into diagnostic tools and therapies. Or you may want to support advances against diseases such as Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Perhaps you are passionate about science education and want to help fund programs that span from elementary education to professional development?
Your investment in Van Andel Institute will have a global impact. To talk to a VAI representative about giving options, please call 616.234.5171.
“My Dad was taken by cancer so, as Dave Van Andel often states, for me, it’s personal. In addition, Van Andel Institute has an incredible impact on our area’s economy. I know that when I give, 100% of my gifts stay right here and are invested in shaping the future for all of us. As one who firmly believes in the potential of our great city and its people, I like that.”
“I’ve known classmates and friends’ parents who have struggled or died from cancer. Through Hope College’s Dance Marathon, I’m acquainted with children who have struggled with leukemia. I give to Van Andel Institute because I know that the research that is being done there makes a difference in people’s lives – people I know.”
“Cancer and Parkinson’s are diseases that have impacted our family personally. We are investing in Van Andel Institute as a local resource in the fight against these diseases, knowing it will make a global impact.”
“There are many good causes to give to, and it is impossible to support all of them in a meaningful way. Thus, we focus our giving on healthcare and Education. Van Andel Institute fits perfectly into both areas. This is very appealing to us.”
“Hope is the most special gift we can give to the people around us, in our close circles, our neighborhoods, and our world. And believe me when I say there is a lot of hope being generated at Van Andel Institute. As the bank of the community, Fifth Third Bank donates millions of dollars each year to enrich the lives of people in the communities we serve. Unfortunately, cancer and Parkinson disease touch so many people in our communities. We view Van Andel Institute as a critical link in connecting our dollars to community needs.”