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 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 DeVosEileen DeVries
John & Michele DykemaDavid EislerMichael & Lynette Ellis
Tim EmmittJim & Gail FahnerJohn & Melynda Folkert
David & Judy FreyDan & Lou Ann GaydouGary & Pam Granger
Martin & Peggy GreydanusJefra GroendykRon Haan
Thomas J. HaasJames & Kathy HackettJana Hall
David & Joyce HechtPaul & Rose HeuleJohn & Gwen Hibbard
Brad & Liz HiltonDirk & Victoria HoffiusRobert & Judith Hooker
J.C. Huizenga & Tammy Born-HuizengaAllen & Helen HuntingBen & Molly Hunting
Doug HutchingsJose & Sue InfanteEarle & Kyle Irwin
Mike & Sue JandernoaLynne Jarman-JohnsonPeter & Veronica Jones
John & Deborah Kailunas IIDavid & Nancy KammeraadJohn & Nancy Kennedy
Craig & Debra KinneyStephen KlotzJohn C. Knapp
Diane KniowskiAl & Robin KoopRay & Jeannine Lanning
Ken LarmWilbur & Sharon LettingaRay Loeschner
Tim & Kimberly LongGary & Vicky LudemaDon & Kathleen Maine
Linda MartinRusty & Jennifer MerchantHank & Liesel Meijer
Mark & Mary Beth MeijerR. George MickelMike & Rachel Mraz
Louis MoranJim Nichols & Jamie MillsMark & Elizabeth Murray
John & Gail NowakJuan & Mary OlivarezRichard Pappas
Donald & Ann ParfetLewis Pitsch & Teresa Hendricks-PitschPat Ringnalda
Jeffery RobertsCarol RottmanDoug Rottman
John & Therese RowerdinkJames King & Stephanie RubieMichael & Cindy Schaap
Peter & Joan SecchiaGeorge & Linda SharpeGeorge & Missy Sharpe
Budge & Marilyn SherwoodBrent & Diane SlayKasie Smith
John & Judy SpoelhofRob & Susan StaffordThomas & Mary Stuit
Duke SuwynRenee TabbenSteve & Laura Triezenberg
David & Carol Van AndelSteve & Amy Van AndelMichael & Michelle Van Dyke
Daniel & Ann Marie Van EerdenDr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Van HarnDavid & Beth Van Portfliet
Maria Van TilDr. Gordon J. & Dr. Margaret Van WylenBrian & Lori Vander Baan
Stuart & Nelleke Vander HeideAllen & Nancy Vander LaanMichael VanGessel
Chris & Dana VintonRuss & Chris VisnerPhil & Kathleen Vogelsang
Geoff & LeeAnne WidlakScott & Rebecca WierdaJim & Sue Williams
Greg & Meg WillitJim & Jane Zwiers