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2021 Annual Report

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This is the 2021 Annual Report for Van Andel Institute.

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VAI Golf Outing In September 2021, golfers gathered at the majestic Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive, Michigan, for the 14th annual VAI Golf Outing. The 2021 event featured a scramble tournament, lunch, dinner and a brief award presentation. For nearly 15 years, the VAI Golf Outing has brought the golf community of West Michigan together in support of the Institute’s biomedical research and educational programs. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, the Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group of Merrill Lynch. (STARTING AT THE TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) RYAN FORMSMA, ERIC HELZER, CHRISTOPHER STRALKOWSKI & STAN ELENBAAS; CAROL VAN ANDEL; ANN CALLAHAN & SHAWN PREMER; DAVID VAN ANDEL KICKS OFF THE DAY 38

Couture for a Cure EVENTS Back live and in action, Couture for a Cure brought glitz, glam and generosity together at the Institute for a 16th year. The event featured a New York-style runway show by Leigh’s and highlighted the fall 2021 collection of designer Veronica Beard. Co-founders of the eponymous brand — Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard — shared a special virtual message with the evening’s guests, who also enjoyed a seated dinner, table service and fabulous musical stylings from AB. Guests also learned more about VAI’s work into ovarian cancer research. New products and on-trend looks from Artistry appeared on the runway, and all guests took home swag bags of exclusive gifts, treats and Artistry TM products. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Leigh’s, and our Title Sponsor, Amway. (STARTING AT THE TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) CAROL VAN ANDEL; MODEL SHOWING OFF ONE OF THE NIGHT’S CHIC LOOKS; SCOTT & REBECCA WIERDA WITH DAVID & CAROL VAN ANDEL; MODEL WALKING THE RUNWAY 39

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