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Board of Governors

about the board of governors

Members of Van Andel Institute’s (VAI) Board of Governors support the Institute financially and are the ambassadors who share VAI’s mission, vision and important work with others to help gain further support to advance the Institute’s efforts.

Board of Governors members are encouraged to make an annual contribution of $3,000 or more per couple. Membership in the Board of Governors is by invitation only.

Co-chairs, Tim Long & Vicky Ludema

Goals

The goals of the Board of Governors are as follows:

  • Serve as ambassadors and advance the mission and vision of the Institute in the local community.
  • Remain current on research and educational advancements that are underway at VAI.
  • Attend special events, lunches and lectures when possible.
  • Provide perspectives and ideas aimed at advancing VAI’s vision and development activities.
Benefits

The Board of Governors will have a minimum of two invitation lectures and one social engagement each year. Events include:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the invitation-only Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner & Award Presentation
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Board of Governors Dinner
  • Han-Mo Koo Memorial Lecture
  • Lunch & Learn events with JBoard Members
  • Recognition on VAI’s website and in the Institute’s annual report.
Current Board of Governors

January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Co-chairs: Tim Long and Vicky Ludema

Kurt ArvidsonTony & Kathleen AsseltaJeff Battershall
Franco & Alessandra BianchiDave & Jill BielemaChuck & Christine Boelkins
Chuck & Sarah BoothPatrick BradyJoan Budden
Jerry & Suzanne CallahanTom & Tracy CurranDave & Karen Custer
Stephen J. CzechThomas DeJongeRob DeVilbiss
Dick & Betsy DeVosDouglas & Maria DeVosRichard DeVos
Mark EastburgMichael & Lynette EllisMathew & Jennifer Fahrenkrug
Tom & Mickie FoxDan & LouAnn GaydouGary Granger
Martin & Peggy GreydanusJefra GroendykThomas J. Haas
Jana HallTom HammerPaul & Rosemary Heule
Dirk & June HoffiusKyle IrwinMike & Sue Jandernoa
Lynne Jarman-JohnsonDr. Peter & Veronica JonesJohn & Nancy Kennedy
Craig & Debra KinneyRenee KuipersRay & Jeannine Lanning
Kenneth LarmWayne & Terry LobdellRay B. Loeschner
Tim & Kim LongGary & Vicky LudemaDavid Madiol
Michael R. McGrawHank & Liesel MeijerMark & Mary Beth Meijer
Rusty & Jenn MerchantJack H. MillerMike & Rachel Mraz
Jamie Mills & Jim NicholsJuan & Mary OlivarezPat Ringnalda
Jeffery RobertsJohn & Therese RowerdinkH. Gideon Sanders
Tim & Barbie SchowalterPeter & Joan SecchiaTony & Dawn Semple
George & Missy SharpeKasie SmithJohn & Judy Spoelhof
Rob & Susan StaffordThomas & Mary StuitDuke Suwyn
Steve & Cheryl TimyanSteve & Laura TriezenbergDavid & Carol Van Andel
Steve & Amy Van AndelDave & Beth Van PortflietMaria Van Til
Dr. George Vande WoudeBrian & Lori Vander BaanAllen & Nancy VanderLaan
Don VanDineChris & Dana VintonPhillip & Kathleen Vogelsang
Tom WelchGeoff & LeeAnne WidlakScott & Rebecca Wierda
Jim & Sue WilliamsGreg & Meg WillitLeslie & Jane Wong
Jim & Jane Zwiers