Society of Hope

About the Society of Hope

The Society of Hope recognizes individuals and couples who have notified us that they have included Van Andel Institute (VAI) in their will or other deferred giving plan. Through our acknowledgement and gratitude of these exceptional people, we hope that their generosity will inspire others. Their support leaves a lasting legacy to improve human health for generations to come.

  • 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
  • Lunch & Learn events with Board of Governors and JBoard members throughout the year
  • Recognition on VAI’s website and in the Institute’s annual report

Current Members
Vivian G. AndersonStanley & Blanche AshKevin & Michelle Bassett
John & Nancy BattsPhilip & Shirley BattershallFred & Julie Bogaert
Bill & Marilyn CrawfordBarbara ErhardsJ. Scott Grill
Joan HammersmithArthur Joseph JaburyMs. Maryanna Johnson
Renee KuipersJamie Mills & Jim NicholsLG & Helen Myers
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy LongJone E. PhillipsRonald Rutkowski
Alan R. RyanGeorge SietsemaEva Sonneville
Fred L. TapeHylda & Alvin TuukJohn E. VanFossen

For more information about ways you can support VAI through a planned gift, please visit vai.giftlegacy.com or contact Brett Holleman at 616.234.5045 or Brett.Holleman@vai.org.