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Jay & Betty Van Andel
Legacy Awards Gala

Preserving the Past, Transforming the Future:
Celebrating 30 Years of the Van Andel Museum Center

Thursday, November 14, 2024
At the JW Marriot Grand Rapids

Join us for the 16th annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala honoring outstanding leaders who have inspired others with their personal and professional investments in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community past, present, and future. The Legacy Awards Gala continues to share the inspiring stories of leadership, as well as contribute to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and help to continue the vision Jay & Betty Van Andel had for the Museum: to serve as a vital cornerstone of the Grand Rapids community.


Event Co-Chairs:  Dave & Carol Van Andel, Linsey Gleason, and Jim Williams.

Our 2024 Honorees

Jay & Betty Van Andel Lifetime Achievement Award 
Marlin Feyen

Dave & Carol Van Andel Leadership Award
Jeff Gurney & Xuesi Li Gurney

The “Casey” Award 
Megan Rydecki

Sponsored By:


David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation logo


Williams Family


Interested in Becoming a Sponsor for This Event?

Please contact Lyric Floria |, 616.929.1704

Revisit the 15th Annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala

Late Opening Notice.

On Saturday, May 11, the Museum will open at 12 p.m. due to road closures for the Amway River Bank Run.

Early Closure Notice.

The Museum will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 for Museum Adventure After Dark. Tickets are still available!