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
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Hope on the Hill Gala
  • 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, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Co-chairs: Tim Long and Vicky Ludema

Cynthia K. AfendoulisMartin & Sue AllenKurt Arvidson
R. Tony & Kathleen AsseltaJames & Shirley BalkJeffrey & Stephanie Battershall
Stacie BehlerGregory & Rajene BetzFranco & Alessandra Bianchi
Dave & Jill BielemaCharles & Christine BoelkinsCarrie Boer
Patrick BradyCharles & Pam BrickeyPatrik & Lena Brundin
Dr. & Mrs. James E. BultmanJerry & Suzanne CallahanScott & Heidi Campbell
John & Marie CanepaMatt CookSam & Janene Cummings
Dave & Karen CusterStephen J. CzechMark & Mary Jane de Waal
Jerry & Karen DeBlaayThomas DeJongeRobert DeVilbiss
Douglas & Maria DeVosRichard & Helen DeVosJohn & Michele Dykema
David EislerMichael & Lynette EllisTim Emmitt
Jim & Gail FahnerJohn & Melynda FolkertDavid & Judy Frey
Dan & Lou Ann GaydouGary & Pam GrangerMartin & Peggy Greydanus
Jefra GroendykRon HaanThomas J. Haas
James & Kathy HackettJana HallDavid & Joyce Hecht
Paul & Rose HeuleJohn & Gwen HibbardBrad & Liz Hilton
Dirk & Victoria HoffiusRobert & Judith HookerJ.C. Huizenga & Tammy Born-Huizenga
Allen & Helen HuntingBen & Molly HuntingDoug Hutchings
Jose & Sue InfanteEarle & Kyle IrwinMike & Sue Jandernoa
Lynne Jarman-JohnsonPeter & Veronica JonesJohn & Deborah Kailunas II
David & Nancy KammeraadJohn & Nancy KennedyCraig & Debra Kinney
Stephen KlotzJohn C. KnappDiane Kniowski
Al & Robin KoopRay & Jeannine LanningKen Larm
Wilbur & Sharon LettingaRay LoeschnerTim & Kimberly Long
Gary & Vicky LudemaDon & Kathleen MaineLinda Martin
Rusty & Jennifer MerchantHank & Liesel MeijerMark & Mary Beth Meijer
R. George MickelMike & Rachel MrazLouis Moran
Jim Nichols & Jamie MillsMark & Elizabeth MurrayJohn & Gail Nowak
Juan & Mary OlivarezRichard PappasDonald & Ann Parfet
Lewis Pitsch & Teresa Hendricks-PitschPat RingnaldaJeffery Roberts
Carol RottmanDoug RottmanJohn & Therese Rowerdink
James King & Stephanie RubieMichael & Cindy SchaapPeter & Joan Secchia
George & Linda SharpeGeorge & Missy SharpeBudge & Marilyn Sherwood
Brent & Diane SlayKasie SmithJohn & Judy Spoelhof
Rob & Susan StaffordThomas & Mary StuitDuke Suwyn
Renee TabbenSteve & Laura TriezenbergDavid & Carol Van Andel
Steve & Amy Van AndelMichael & Michelle Van DykeDaniel & Ann Marie Van Eerden
Dr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Van HarnDavid & Beth Van PortflietMaria Van Til
Dr. Gordon J. & Dr. Margaret Van WylenBrian & Lori Vander BaanStuart & Nelleke Vander Heide
Allen & Nancy Vander LaanMichael VanGesselChris & Dana Vinton
Russ & Chris VisnerPhil & Kathleen VogelsangGeoff & LeeAnne Widlak
Scott & Rebecca WierdaJim & Sue WilliamsGreg & Meg Willit
Jim & Jane Zwiers  

 

 

 

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