12th Annual Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala

New Virtual Program!

Join the GRPM for the Jay & Betty Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from the comfort of your home to celebrate and honor this year’s award winners.

Each year, the Legacy Awards Gala honors outstanding leaders who have inspired others by their personal and professional investments in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community past, present and future. Your support of the Legacy Awards Gala, continues 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.

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

Interactive Virtual Programming

Through interactive virtual programming, the GRPM will highlight the achievements of this year’s Legacy Awards recipients, as well as share some of the Museum’s great accomplishments over the last year.

Additional information will be added as we get closer to the event. 


Official RSVP will be available early September.

Ticket holders, sponsors and donors will be notified when it becomes available. 


This year, the Museum wants to help you celebrate with us from the comfort of your home. Prepared meals by can be purchased for pick up the afternoon of the event. Meals are prepared by one of the GRPM’s exclusive caterers.

Tuning In

Links will be provided to sponsors, donors and ticket holders via email prior to the event. You can also tune into the event through YouTube, Facebook, and right here at grpm.org the evening of November 5, 2020.

2020 Legacy Awards Recipients

Sponsored By:


David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation logo


The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation



Jandernoa Foundation logo

J.C. & Tammy Huzienga

Event questions, please contact Tressa Brondyke at tbrondyke@grpm.org or 616.929.1704.