Carol Van Andel
A native of West Michigan, Carol Van Andel grew up in the Grand Rapids area, earning a business degree from Hope College in nearby Holland, MI. Her life has been marked by service to others through volunteer roles with more than a dozen nonprofit organizations. She is passionate about her community in ways that advance education, children’s issues, arts and health, and human services. Carol Van Andel has been a tireless champion for untold numbers who benefit from her leadership roles. She is the executive director of the David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation, as well as a member of the Van Andel Education Institute Advisory Council, the Board of Trustees at Western Theological Seminary, the Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation, the Grand Action Committee and Grand Valley University Foundation Board. She is a past board member of Davenport University Governing Board, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Opera Grand Rapids, Wedgewood Christian Services, Ada Christian School Education Foundation, Bethany Christian Services, Christian Schools International Foundation, Hospice Foundation of Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Pine Rest Foundation, Operation Smile, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and many more. Married to David Van Andel, the couple has four sons and reside in Ada, MI.
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