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Join us for the 11th Annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala on Thursday, November 7, 2019!

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 continue to sustain the inspiring stories of leadership, as well as contributing to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and helping to continue the vision Jay & Betty Van Andel had for the Museum: to be a vital cornerstone of the Grand Rapids community.

The GRPM is celebrating 25 years at the Van Andel Museum Center location.

To purchase tickets, please contact Tressa Brondyke at or 616.929.1704.

2019 Legacy Awards Recipients

Mike and Sue Jandernoa | Jay & Betty Van Andel Lifetime Achievement Award
Rich Noreen | Dave & Carol Van Andel Leadership Award
Lin Bardwell | “The Casey” Award


5:30 p.m. | Hors d’oeuvres & cocktails
6:00 p.m.| Dinner served: Seared Filet Mignon, Herb Roasted Salmon, Quinoa and Pearl Pasta, Broccolini
7:15 p.m. | Awards ceremony



Show Your Support By Bidding.

Support the Museum by bidding on the 24 X 28 Mathias Alten (1871-1938) oil painting depicting an autumn landscape with a road alongside a lake (valued between $8,000-$10,000). The painting is signed M. Alten. 

The piece will be displayed at the 11th Annual Legacy Awards Gala. Bids are being accepted prior to the event and bidders do not need to be present. To bid please contact Gina Schulz at 616.929.1705 or click below.  

Interested in sponsoring or joining the planning committee, please contact Gina Schulz at or 616.929.1705.

Sponsored By:




J.C. & Tammy Huizenga

Jim & Barb Haveman Family

The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation