10th Annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala

Thank you for your support of the 10th Annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala on November 8, 2018!

Co-chairs: Dave & Carol Van Andel and Jim & Sue Williams

At the Legacy Awards Gala, we honor outstanding leaders who have inspired others by their personal and professional investments in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community past, present and future. By supporting this year’s Gala, you continued to sustain the inspiring stories of leadership, as well as contributing to the GRPM, and helping to continue the vision Jay and Betty Van Andel had for the Museum: to be a vital cornerstone of the Grand Rapids community.

Interested in sponsoring, please call Laura Farrell at 616.929.1754.


2018 Legacy Award Recipients:

In Memory of Eileen DeVries | Jay & Betty Van Andel Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike VanGessel | Dave & Carol Van Andel Leadership Award

Scotty Kehoe | “The Casey” Award


2018 Sponsors:








The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation











Gray Skies Distillery


J.C. & Tammy Huizenga








Peter & Joan Secchia






Allen & Nancy Vander Laan
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
David & Michelle Bottrall
Chris & Kim Branoff
Crowe LLP
Mimi Cummings
Sam & Janene Cummings 
Custer Inc. & Steelcase
Eastern Floral
Ellis Parking
Etheridge Group
Marlin Feyen & Ruth Posthumus
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum 
Mika Meyers PLC
Feyen Zylstra
Jim & Barb Haveman
Hope Network Foundation
Irwin Seating Company
Macatawa Bank
Mary Taylor
Meijer Inc.
RSVP Events
Luisa Schumacher Resto
Scott & Lindsay Slagboom
The Tent Chik
Van Andel Institute
Varnum LLP
The Veldheer, Long, Mackay and Bernecker Group 


Aquinas College
Cindy Porter Janes & Mark Janes
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Holland Litho Printing Services
Horizon Bank
Independent Bank
Kennari Consulting
Metro Health – University of Michigan Health
Bruce Pienton-Wells Fargo Advisors
Ryan Loucks Farm Bureau Insurance

Warner Norcross + Judd


Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 
Applause Catering 
Barfly Events
The Catering Company
Gilmore Collection
Martha’s Catering
Vault Catering


Townsquare Media

Additional Support

Art Craft Display, Inc.
Baker Tent & Party Rental