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2019 Spring/Summer Highlights of Hope


EVENTS CURIOSITY HOUR Van Andel Institute (VAI) donors, advocates and JBoard members visited Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) for Curiosity Hour — an event that gave guests the rare opportunity to explore VAEI and experience the vast world of scientific discovery. Guests participated in hands-on experiments and mixed and mingled with Institute JBoard Ambassadors. All proceeds from Curiosity Hour went directly to benefit the Institute’s innovative science education programs. (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) TERRA TARANGO, VAN ANDEL EDUCATION INSTITUTE'S (VAEI) DIRECTOR & EDUCATION OFFICER & GUESTS FEED TOBY THE TORTOISE; GUESTS BUILD & RACE THEIR OWN ROBOTS; ONE OF VAEI'S LIZARDS; GUESTS PERFORM A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT. 16 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE

BUILDING HOPE Held in the historic Fisher House in Grand Rapids, Building Hope brought hundreds of people together for an evening of history, architecture, interior design and philanthropy. The signature event was hosted by Van Andel Institute’s JBoard and Jeffery Roberts, a West Michigan-based interior designer and furniture designer. During the event, Roberts gave guests a guided tour of the landmark property that serves as his studio and home and provided attendees with a sneak peek of his newly unveiled furniture collection. (STARTING AT THE TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT) THE FISHER HOUSE & CUSTOM FOUNTAIN; EXTERIOR OF THE FISHER HOUSE; JEFFERY ROBERTS SPEAKS TO GUESTS; EVENT GUESTS MINGLE IN THE THE GARDEN; AB, MICHAEL ERICKSON & MICHELLE MCKORMICK. VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 17

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