Save the Date: A Legendary Evening – August 19, 2017

 

This year the Foundation will be honoring two Exemplary Vikings:  
Dr. Michael West and James “Jim Weaver”

 

Dr. Michael West

Dr. West holds over 140 patents relating to stem cell research and its broad-based impact on today's medicine.  Dr. West received his Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science from Andrews University and his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine concentrating on the biology of cellular aging. Dr. West has focused his academic and business career on the application of developmental biology to the age-related degenerative disease. Dr. West has served as CEO of several corporations and is currently serving as CEO of ReCyte Therapeutics and Co-CEO of BioTime, Inc.  He is also a board member of several non-profit organizations and institutes of higher education and research.


Jim Weaver

Founder and President of Wings Etc. Grill & Pub graduated from Andrews University.  Jim worked as a Programmer/Analyst for the former Clark Equipment Company.  Jim spent the next 14 years as a computer auditor for the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand. The knowledge that he gained as an IT auditor and his entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to pursue the American Dream and begin his own business, Wings Etc Grill & Pub.  Weaver began Wings Etc. just as sports bars became popular. In 2016, Jim Weaver and his Wings Etc. Grill & Pub restaurant chain were rated 31st out of 50 of the fastest growing restaurant concepts by Restaurant Business Magazine.  Wings Etc Grill & Pub now employs over 500 employees.

Once again our fundraiser will be at the beautiful Orchard Hills Country Club.  It is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017 beginning at 6:00pm.  

The evening will include:

- Silent Auction

- Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

- Cash Bar

- An Evening You Will Remember Forever

We are looking forward to a fun filled evening and a successful fundraiser for the students of Niles Community Schools.

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