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Visionary Leadership

Van Andel Institute began with a vision: to improve human health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. But it’s not just our mission that sets us apart. It’s how we make it real.

Our unique commitment to catalytic collaboration creates, facilitates, funds and fuels partnerships like no other organization. It starts with our people, each of them deeply connected to the work we do, each of them driven by an urgent desire to make a difference.

It continues with a culture that values curiosity and encourages bright minds to take risks in the name of progress. All of this is focused on bringing together the best ideas from around the globe to achieve transformational breakthroughs in science and education — breakthroughs that matter because they enhance lives.

This is what makes us different, and it’s how we know we’re making a difference.

At Van Andel Institute, we do more than dream about improving human health. We strive to make it a reality every day.

Jay and Carol Van Andel
David and Carol Van Andel