Memorial and Tribute Funds

Memorials and Tributes

Memorial gifts to Van Andel Institute are a fitting tribute to a cherished loved one. Below are current memorials of those whose families have suggested donations to Van Andel Institute. Click on a name below to donate. 

If you do not see a particular name listed, please visit our donation page and fill in the memorial information at the bottom.

NameDesignated Fund
Art AlbertsUnrestricted
David John Baines Parkinson’s disease
Carol Joyce BiesbrockParkinson’s disease
Vickie Gilbert Cancer research
Fredrick GleasonPancreatic cancer
Lyle R. Irish Unrestricted
Sanford LeestmaParkinson’s disease
Walter Long Unrestricted
Cornelia “Connie” MacDonald Cancer research
Wayne Schout Parkinson’s disease
Sue SuwynUnrestricted
Ronald Swiderek Parkinson’s disease
Coreen (Ergen) ThompsonNeurodegenerative disease research
Karen Sue VanBurenCancer research
Dawn Vander MeerResearch
Jim VinkemulderCancer research


To learn more about establishing a memorial or tribute fund or designating Van Andel Institute for memorial gifts, please contact Angie Stumpo at 616.234.5120 or

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