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
Kyle IrwinMike & Sue JandernoaLynne Jarman-Johnson
Dr. Peter & Veronica JonesJohn & Nancy KennedyCraig & Debra Kinney
Renee KuipersRay & Jeannine LanningKenneth Larm
Wayne & Terry LobdellRay B. LoeschnerTim & Kim Long
Gary & Vicky LudemaDavid MadiolMichael R. McGraw
Hank & Liesel MeijerMark & Mary Beth MeijerRusty & Jenn Merchant
Jack H. MillerMike & Rachel MrazJamie Mills & Jim Nichols
Juan & Mary OlivarezPat RingnaldaJeffery Roberts
John & Therese RowerdinkH. Gideon SandersTim & Barbie Schowalter
Peter & Joan SecchiaTony & Dawn SempleGeorge & Missy Sharpe
Kasie SmithJohn & Judy SpoelhofRob & Susan Stafford
Thomas & Mary StuitDuke SuwynSteve & Cheryl Timyan
Steve & Laura TriezenbergDavid & Carol Van AndelSteve & Amy Van Andel
Dave & Beth Van PortflietMaria Van TilDr. George Vande Woude
Brian & Lori Vander BaanAllen & Nancy VanderLaanDon VanDine
Chris & Dana VintonPhillip & Kathleen VogelsangTom Welch
Geoff & LeeAnne WidlakScott & Rebecca WierdaJim & Sue Williams
Greg & Meg WillitLeslie & Jane WongJim & Jane Zwiers