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, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Co-chairs: Tim Long and Vicky Ludema

Kurt ArvidsonTony & Kathleen AsseltaJeff Battershall
John & Virginia BaysoreBradley & Anna BengtsonGregory and Rajene Betz
Franco & Alessandra BianchiDave & Jill BielemaChuck & Christine Boelkins
M. Rodrick & Kathleen BolhousChuck & Sarah BoothPatrick Brady
Joan BuddenJerry & Suzanne CallahanStephen Comer
Bill & Marilyn CrawfordMimi CummingsTom & Tracy Curran
William CurrieDave & Karen CusterStephen J. Czech
Jerry & Karen DeBlaayThomas DeJongeDouglas & Sandra Dekock
Rob DeVilbissDick & Betsy DeVosDouglas & Maria DeVos
Brian DeVries & Barbara PughDaniel & Viki DistinJohn Dykstra
Mark EastburgMichael & Lynette EllisHenry & Anne Emrich
Mathew & Jennifer FahrenkrugTom & Mickie FoxEdward Fritsch
Dan & LouAnn GaydouTodd & Brenda GardnerBrent & Cheryl Granger
Martin & Peggy GreydanusJefra GroendykThomas J. Haas
Jana HallTom HammerKurt & Madelon Hassberger
Paul & Sheryl HaverkatePaul & Rosemary HeuleSteve Hodges
Dirk & June HoffiusJ.C. Huizenga & Dr. Tammy L. Born-HuizengaBill & Starr Humphries
Ben & Molly HuntingJohn & Laura HurleyBea Idema
Kyle IrwinMike & Sue JandernoaLynne Jarman-Johnson
Dr. Peter & Veronica JonesJohn & Deb KailunasJohn & Nancy Kennedy
Craig & Debra KinneyStephen KlotzAl & Robin Koop
Blake & Mary KruegerRenee KuipersRay & Jeannine Lanning
Kenneth LarmWayne & Terry LobdellRay B. Loeschner
Tim & Kim LongGary & Vicky LudemaDavid Madiol
Kathleen MaineJoe MartinezMichael R. McGraw
Hank & Liesel MeijerRusty & Jenn MerchantJack H. Miller
Mike & Rachel MrazJamie Mills & Jim NicholsJuan & Mary Olivarez
Sam & Francesca RehnborgHenry RempePat Ringnalda
Brenda & Tom RinksJeffery RobertsEve Rogus
John & Therese RowerdinkH. Gideon SandersMegan Schmidt
Tim & Barbie SchowalterPeter & Joan SecchiaTony & Dawn Semple
George & Linda SharpeGeorge & Missy SharpeKasie Smith
John & Judy SpoelhofRob & Susan StaffordDr. James L. Strikwerda
Thomas & Mary StuitDuke SuwynSteve & Cheryl Timyan
Marilyn TitcheSteve & Laura TriezenbergDavid & Carol Van Andel
Steve & Amy Van AndelMichael & Michelle Van DykeDan & Ann Marie Van Eerden
Donna Van HarenDave & Beth Van PortflietMaria Van Til
Dr. George Vande WoudeBrian & Lori Vander BaanAllen & Nancy VanderLaan
Don VanDineJames & Mary VeldheerJohn & Vanessa Veleris
Chris & Dana VintonPhillip & Kathleen VogelsangTom Welch
Geoff & LeeAnne WidlakScott & Rebecca WierdaJim & Sue Williams
Greg & Meg WillitJohn & Kathleen WorkmanJim & Jane Zwiers