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2021 Annual Report

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This is the 2021 Annual Report for Van Andel Institute.

Design & Discovery All

Design & Discovery All events followed health and safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic in place at the time of occurrence. The inaugural Design & Discovery was held in 2021 at the legendary Haworth headquarters and showroom in Holland, Michigan. Merging the inspiration of modernist furniture design with the elegant shapes and colors of contemporary fashion, Design & Discovery seeks to excite the imagination and showcase the power of the creative spirit while raising philanthropic support for the Institute. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, Haworth and Leigh’s. (STARTING AT THE TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) REBECCA WIERDA & CAROL VAN ANDEL; JEFF CAULEY & LAUREN MENDELSON; MODELS ON THE RUNWAY; INAUGURAL DESIGN & DISCOVERY HELD AT HAWORTH HEADQUARTERS & SHOWROOM 36

JBoard Mixer EVENTS VAI’s JBoard Ambassadors are a group of vibrant young professionals in West Michigan who seek to stay current with and support our work at the Institute. Members are invited to health-science forums, luncheons and mixers — like this one, held in summer 2021 — throughout the year, where they can hear about the latest research and educational innovations at VAI straight from those who are making it happen. JBOARD CO-CHAIR RACHEL MRAZ (RIGHT) & ASHLEIGH ALBERT; RACHEL MRAZ & CHAD BASSETT WELCOME GUESTS TO THE MIXER; 2021 JBOARD MIXER HELD AT THE HOME OF RACHEL & MIKE MRAZ 37

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