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

 Chris AdePerry Alburg
Liz AlexanderRosemary AndersonKurt Arvidson
Tony & Kathleen AsseltaJeff BattershallRegena Bassett
John & Virginia BaysoreNorman & Kristina BeauchampStacie Behler
Bradley & Anna BengtsonGregory and Rajene BetzKarl & Patricia Betz
Franco & Alessandra BianchiDave & Jill BielemaDaniel Bitzer
Chuck & Christine BoelkinsCarrie BoerM. Rodrick & Kathleen Bolhous
Chuck & Sarah BoothJeremy BouwhuisPatrick Brady
Leonard BrucatoJoan BuddenWilliam & Jackie Bylenga
Jerry & Suzanne CallahanAmy & Randall ChambersStacey Coffman
Mike & Kathy CokSteven & Diane ColvinStephen Comer
Matthew & Carlie CookBill & Marilyn CrawfordMimi Cummings
Tom & Tracy CurranWilliam CurrieDave & Karen Custer
Stephen & Jennifer CzechJerry & Karen DeBlaayThomas & Jacquie DeJonge
Douglas & Sandra Dekock

Rob DeVilbiss

Dick & Betsy DeVos
Douglas & Maria DeVosBrian DeVries & Barbara PughDaniel & Viki Distin
Cynthia DunlapJohn DykstraMark Eastburg
Michael & Lynette EllisTim & Gail EmmittHenry & Anne Emrich
Mathew & Jennifer FahrenkrugTom & Mickie FoxTina Freese-Decker
Edward FritschDan & LouAnn GaydouTodd & Brenda Gardner
Stuart & Lori GenschawJohn & Nancy GordonBrent & Cheryl Granger
Martin & Peggy GreydanusJefra GroendykRonald Haan
Dr. Thomas and Marcia HaasPeter HahnJana Hall
Tom & Lynn HammerScott HammontreeKurt & Madelon Hassberger
Paul & Sheryl HaverkateLewis & Teresa Hendricks-PitschPaul & Rosemary Heule
Steve HodgesDirk & June HoffiusRhonda & Marshall Huismann
J.C. Huizenga & Dr. Tammy L. Born-HuizengaBill & Starr HumphriesBen & Molly Hunting
John & Laura HurleyBea IdemaKyle Irwin
Mike & Sue JandernoaRobert & Lynne Jarman-JohnsonDr. Peter & Veronica Jones
John & Deb KailunasJohn & Nancy KennedyCraig & Debra Kinney
Stephen KlotzAl & Robin KoopBlake & Mary Krueger
Renee KuipersMichael & Brenda LamfersRay & Jeannine Lanning
Kenneth LarmWayne & Terry LobdellRay B. Loeschner
Tim & Kim LongSteve LongstreetGary & Vicky Ludema
Michael & Suzanne LunnDavid MadiolKathleen Maine
John & Michele Maly-DykemaJoe MartinezHolly McCaw
Michael & Jen McGrawDeb MeijerLena Meijer
Mark & Mary Beth MeijerRusty & Jenn MerchantHoward & Lisa Miller
Jack H. MillerJamie Mills & Jim NicholsMike & Rachel Mraz
Martha MuirLaurie-Ann NettoJack Nichols
Juan & Mary OlivarezSteve OlsonRichard Pappas
Richard PostmaRyan QuillanSam & Francesca Rehnborg
Patrick ReidHenry RempePat Ringnalda
Brenda & Tom RinksJeffery RobertsEve Rogus & Paul Becker
Kari Luther RosbeckDoug RottmanJohn & Therese Rowerdink
Fred & Kathy RozemaChristine SalvatiH. Gideon Sanders
Michael & Cynthia SchaapMegan SchmidtTim & Barbie Schowalter
Mr. Matthew A. ScoginPeter & Joan SecchiaTony & Dawn Semple
George & Linda SharpeGeorge & Missy SharpeNicole Sharpe
Eric & Mary ShupeJason & Kasie SmithJohn & Judy Spoelhof
Rob & Susan StaffordPeter Stamos & Soonmee Cha-StamosFrank & Dana Stanek
Tom StavrouDr. James L. StrikwerdaThomas & Mary Stuit
Theresa SullivanDuke SuwynSteve & Cheryl Timyan
Marilyn TitcheBrian ToronyiSteve & Laura Triezenberg
David & Carol Van AndelSteve & Amy Van AndelMichael & Michelle Van Dyke
Dan & Ann Marie Van EerdenDonna Van HarenDave & Beth Van Portfliet
Maria Van TilDr. George Vande WoudeBrian & Lori Vander Baan
Allen & Nancy VanderLaanSharon VanDellenDon & Janell VanDine
Michael & Gayle VanGesselJames & Mary VeldheerJohn & Vanessa Veleris
Peter & Denise VersluisChris & Dana VintonPhillip & Kathleen Vogelsang
Jen WeixeldorferTom & Laurie WelchTodd & Tracy Wenzel
Ben & Jennifer WickstromGeoff & LeeAnne WidlakScott & Rebecca Wierda
Julie WiersemaJim & Sue WilliamsGreg & Meg Willit
Steve WlodarskiGalit WolfDr. Leslie Wong
John & Kathleen WorkmanTodd Wriggelsworth & Renee TabbenSean Wright
Jim & Jane Zwiers