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New data highlights business opportunities, worker trends in metro Grand Rapids

August 20, 2014

Researchers at Grand Valley's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have developed a tool that identifies trends in business patterns and neighborhood demographics with the intent to help metro Grand Rapids business development organizations optimize their efforts. Read More

Johnson named to Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

August 12, 2014

Dorothy A. Johnson, noted philanthropist and namesake of Grand Valley's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, will be inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame on October 30 at a ceremony in East Lansing. Read More

GVSU researchers get $1 million grant to study student success program

July 24, 2014

Researchers at Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy have received a $1.05 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to study a Michigan Department of Human Services program. Read More

Students from NOBLE leadership conference visit GVSU

July 14, 2014

More than 100 students from the Grand Rapids area, who are attending a youth leadership conference, were able to visit and tour Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus July 14. Read More

Grand Valley offering new Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership degree

June 17, 2014

Grand Valley State University's School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration will offer a new graduate degree program designed for working professionals in the growing nonprofit and philanthropic field starting in fall 2014. Read More

Johnson Center website gets new look, functionality

June 16, 2014

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley is getting a new look online. The center's website, JohnsonCenter.org, was recently redesigned and has a new appearance and increased functionality. Read More

Lodging and Tourism CEO praises Grand Valley

May 23, 2014

Steve Yencich praised GVSU for the Michigan Cares for Tourism program. Read More

Three faculty earn Fulbright awards

May 23, 2014

Three Grand Valley faculty members were named Fulbright Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year. Read More

Documentary on philanthropy has GR premiere at Wealthy Theater

May 12, 2014

A detailed documentary that focuses on the act of giving will make its Grand Rapids premiere June 14. Read More

GVSU to offer master's in philanthropy

April 30, 2014

Grand Valley will offer a Master in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership degree beginning fall 2014. Read More

Former Johnson Center Leadership Council chair dies

April 14, 2014

With sadness, Grand Valley notes the death of Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker. She died April 7 at age 80. Read More

MAREC to host conference on crowdfunding

April 7, 2014

MAREC will host a conference to educate businesses and nonprofits on how to properly use donation- and investment-based crowdfunding. Read More

Students roast Grand Valley for charity

April 4, 2014

Student comedians roasted Grand Valley and President Thomas J. Haas March 31 all for a good cause. Read More

VoiceGR results show disparity in city rankings

March 14, 2014

New survey results from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University show that many factors influence how favorably residents view life in Grand Rapids and in their neighborhoods. The study reveals important relationships between socioeconomic status, education, and income level as they relate to feelings about safety, poverty, and personal health. Read More

Johnson Center names interim executive director

February 19, 2014

William Crawley will formally assume the role of interim executive director of Grand Valley State Universitys Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Wednesday, February 19. Read More

Edwards given Urban League award

January 16, 2014

James Edwards, executive director of Grand Valley's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, was selected by the Grand Rapids Urban League as the recipient of its highest honor, the 2014 Drum Major Award. Read More

GVSU conference on aging well

December 17, 2013

The 9th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference will be held at Grand Valley on February 14. Read More

Grand Valley's Johnson Center supports #GivingTuesday tradition

December 2, 2013

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great days to snag deals on holiday shopping, but #GivingTuesday is a day when you can focus on giving and service to others. Read More

Community Profiles 2.0 provides insight into Grand Rapids neighborhoods

November 26, 2013

A new community information portal, designed and launched by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, will provide new insight into current trends and neighborhood-level analysis of the city of Grand Rapids through a unique and innovative design. Read More

Johnson Center for Philanthropy releases annual Kent County Giving Report

November 13, 2013

Donors in Kent County gave an estimated $624.7 million to charity and philanthropic groups in 2011, a new report from Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy shows. Read More

Exhibit to focus on 'Hope Amidst the Rubble'

October 29, 2013

"Haiti's Children: Hope Amidst the Rubble," was created by Steven L. Smith, associate professor in the Grand Valley School of Social Work, who spent his 2012 sabbatical time working in Haiti. Read More

Johnson Center for Philanthropy launches city-wide VoiceGR initiative

September 25, 2013

Researchers at Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy are launching a city-wide effort to capture the voices of a large sample of greater Grand Rapids residents as part of VoiceGR, a project to gather baseline research about the needs and wants of community members. Read More

GVSU to help design West Michigan Water Trail

September 18, 2013

Grand Valley will help design the framework for a Lake Michigan Water Trail connecting Benton Harbor to Ludington. Read More

Associate professor selected for Mawby Fellowship

August 27, 2013

Grand Valley State University associate professor of political science Michelle Miller-Adams has been selected as the faculty fellow of the Russell G. Mawby Fellowships in Philanthropic Studies. Read More

Johnson Center relaunches LearnPhilanthropy.net

August 15, 2013

Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy is relaunching LearnPhilanthropy.net, an online portal that will serve as a clearinghouse of philanthropic knowledge, skill development, and research for foundations and those who work with philanthropy. Read More

Grand Valley's Johnson Center announces nation's first community philanthropy chair

August 13, 2013

Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas has announced the establishment of a new faculty chair position focused on community philanthropy within Grand Valley's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Next-generation donors study reveals giving trends in Jewish community

August 9, 2013

Further analysis of a groundbreaking study on next-generation donors by Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and 21/64 is revealing new trends about the major Jewish donors of tomorrow. Read More

Johnson Center researcher gets grant to evaluate childhood obesity program

August 8, 2013

Amber Erickson, a research manager at Grand Valley's Johnson Center for Philanthropy, has been awarded a grant from Spectrum Health United Hospitals to fund a second year of research into the effectiveness of childhood obesity programs in rural West Michigan. Read More

Congressman greets veterans in GVSU police academy

July 29, 2013

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga greeted students taking part in the Military Police Basic Training Program at GVSU. Read More

Beverly Grant joins Johnson Center for Philanthropy as associate director

July 26, 2013

Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has selected Beverly Franks Grant, L.M.S.W. (Licensed Master Social Worker) to be its first ever associate director. Read More

GVSU, Collegiate Network to help nonprofits connect with student volunteers

July 3, 2013

Grand Valley State University will play host to the Fourth Annual Collegiate Network Summer Summit on July 23, where nonprofit organizations can learn how to effectively engage with college students who are looking for meaningful volunteer and service learning experiences. Read More

Grand Valley alumna explains health care insurance reform

June 26, 2013

Grand Valley alumna Dinah Dittman spoke to a group of several dozen nonprofit leaders about the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on their constituents at a presentation held by Grand Valley's Johnson Center for Philanthropy on June 25. Read More

Jim McHale named chair of Johnson Center's Leadership Council

June 17, 2013

James E. McHale, vice president for programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), was recently named the new chair of the Leadership Council for Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Research project identifies needs of nonprofit sector

June 14, 2013

A new study from Grand Valley State University's School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy reveals trends in the kind of professional development programming nonprofit organizations in Michigan need. Read More

Johnson Center to use golf outing as learning experience

June 10, 2013

Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy is teaming up with three West Michigan charities for its second annual golf outing, July 22, 2013 at Watermark Country Club. Read More

Three faculty members earn Fulbright awards

May 30, 2013

Three Grand Valley faculty members were named Fulbright Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year. Read More

Student named to 40 Under 40 list

May 24, 2013

Stephanie Kramer was recognized as an up-and-coming HTM leader in Connect Magazine. Read More

Students raise money for Make-A-Wish

May 22, 2013

Hospitality and Tourism Management students turned a classroom assignment into a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Read More

National health care expert speaks about health care insurance reform

May 21, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys Johnson Center for Philanthropy is hosting a national health care expert to provide insight into what the implementation of the Affordable Care Act means for community-based health care providers and organized philanthropies. Read More

Intercultural Training Certificate program director next Brown Bag Lunch speaker

April 22, 2013

Regina McClinton, director of Grand Valley State University's Intercultural Training Certificate program, will provide tips and insight into using culturally competent language in the next installment of a lunch series organized by the universitys Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Professor wins Pure Michigan contest

April 17, 2013

Patty Janes won the Pure Michigan Jump Start Competition with her idea, Michigan Cares for Tourism. Read More

Johnson Center hosts impact investing expert

April 15, 2013

Staff members from Grand Valleys Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) and organizations with ties to the philanthropic community were able to gain an international perspective on impact investing during a presentation by Wim Hasselman, a leader of the Dutch international relief foundation Woord en Daad. Read More

Professor's tourism idea is finalist in state competition

April 12, 2013

Patty Janes' tourism idea is a finalist in the Pure Michigan Jump Start competition. Read More

Students to 'dress for success' in campus fashion show

March 28, 2013

A group of campus departments are sponsoring an event that will feature a fashion show of business attire, styling tips and more. Read More

Grand Valley students garner MAB awards

March 18, 2013

More than 25 Grand Valley students attended the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing and nine students received awards. Read More

GVSU police academy for veterans

March 4, 2013

Grand Valley State University has been selected as the first site in Michigan to launch a new law enforcement training program designed to draw upon and focus on the talents of military veterans. Read More

Groundbreaking report sheds light on next-generation philanthropists

January 29, 2013

A new report from Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy and 21/64 provides a first-of-a-kind study on the habits of next-generation donors, who will inherit an unprecedented $40 trillion and are poised to be the most significant philanthropists in history. Read More

Report outlines responses to Mayor's Community Conversations Initiative

January 25, 2013

The Community Research Institute (CRI) at Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy has issued a report that outlines key findings from a series of community conversations that occurred in response to questions from Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell in his 2012 State of the City address. Read More

Wilson named to national, local boards

January 16, 2013

Miles Wilson, director of philanthropic and nonprofit services at Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, has been named to two prestigious nonprofit boards. Read More

International student is extra in 'Les Misérables'

January 9, 2013

Ryan Coombes, an international student from Great Britain, landed a role as an extra in Tom Hoopers film, "Les Misérables," which is in theaters now, starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. Read More

HTM students intern at top resorts

December 10, 2012

Hospitality and tourism management students attended the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association annual conference in Tampa, Florida. Read More

Local nonprofit organizations join #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose

November 16, 2012

Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan and the South End Community Outreach Ministries are working together to support community participation in the #GivingTuesday movement, which encourages giving back to local community nonprofit organizations during the holiday shopping season, specifically on November 27. Read More

Kent County charitable giving tops $600 million, Grand Valley's Johnson Center reports

November 14, 2012

Charitable giving in Kent County topped $600 million in 2010, according to a new report released by Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Police Academy grads find jobs

October 25, 2012

Nearly all of the recent graduates from the GVSU Police Academy have found jobs in law enforcement. Read More

Experts present entrepreneurship to nonprofit organizations

October 23, 2012

Two experts in entrepreneurship will help nonprofit managers better understand how to incorporate the tools of starting a new business into their nonprofit organization at an event hosted by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Wilson appointed to statewide board

October 23, 2012

E. Miles Wilson, director of philanthropic and nonprofit services at Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has been appointed to serve on the State of Michigan's Community Service Commission. Read More

Fellowships allow students to work on nonprofit research, programs

October 4, 2012

Three Grand Valley State University students have been selected to work on "Our State of Generosity," a project at the university's Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Candidates talk about justice issues at forum

September 27, 2012

Kent County candidates attended an open forum September 26 at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Assistant professor selected for Mawby Fellowship

September 25, 2012

Heather Carpenter, an assistant professor in Grand Valley's School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration, has been selected as the faculty fellow of the Russel G. Mawby Fellowships in Philanthropic Studies. Read More

Johnson Center program director named to GRBJ '40 Under 40'

August 31, 2012

Matthew Downey, program director of nonprofit services at Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy has been named one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal's '40 Under 40' for 2012. Read More

GVSU partners with national nonprofit group on major conference

July 27, 2012

A major nonprofit industry management group is partnering with Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy to bring a national conference to Grand Rapids. Read More

Johnson Center receives grants for new web platform on Michigan's philanthropic history

July 20, 2012

Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy has received two grants to be used toward a project that will produce a web-based window into 40 years of history of philanthropy in Michigan. Read More

Staff member instrumental in bringing Transplant Games to campus

July 19, 2012

T.J. Maciak, a two-time donor kidney recipient, recently reached out to the family of the organ donor. Read More

Nonprofit leaders gather to share wisdom, collaborate, and learn

May 18, 2012

Hundreds of Grand Rapids area nonprofit leaders and volunteers spent the morning of May 18 on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids campus as part of an event that was designed to inspire new ways to help children thrive in an educational setting, and in life. Read More

White House, Dept. of Ed. officials discuss service, interfaith dialogues

May 17, 2012

The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley hosted a gathering May 17 of regional higher education professionals and government representatives who discussed ways students give back to their communities and different aspects of various religious faiths. Read More

Grand Valley, Dept. of Education to celebrate student improvement efforts

May 14, 2012

Officials from the U.S. Department of Education will join leaders from Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy to celebrate community efforts to improve schools in the Grand Rapids area. Read More

Johnson Center leader chosen as 'Man of Excellence'

May 11, 2012

Jim Edwards, executive director of The Johnson Center for Philanthropy, has been named one of the Michigan Chronicle's Men of Excellence for 2012. Read More

First endowed criminal justice scholarship

May 1, 2012

Proceeds from a book written by faculty in the School of Criminal Justice funded a scholarship for Grand Valley students. Read More

Conference will highlight research ethics

April 24, 2012

Representatives from eight research institutions, including three Grand Valley faculty members, will convene at the Van Andel Institute for a day of networking and sharing best practices. Read More

Students provide meals for Ronald McDonald House

April 23, 2012

Hospitality and Tourism Management students planned, cooked and delivered meals to families at the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. Read More

Johnson Center director, dean among speakers at volunteer week celebration

April 14, 2012

James Edwards, director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, along with Dean George Grant, of Grand Valley's College of Community and Public Service, will speak at the National Volunteer Week Celebration on Monday, April 16. Read More

Student philanthropy fellowship deadline approaching

April 3, 2012

Students who wish to apply for the Kathy A. Agard or Joel J. Orosz fellowships with the Johnson Center must do so before April 9. Read More

Applications for Mawby Fellowships in Philanthropic Studies due April 9

April 2, 2012

Grand Valley's Johnson Center for Philanthropy is seeking applications from faculty members for the Dr. Russell G. Mawby Fellowship in Philanthropic Studies. Read More

HTM students dress for success

March 29, 2012

A "Dress for Success" fashion show was held by students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, to give other students a chance to see the right way to dress for a variety of jobs. Read More

GVSU graduate program receives national ranking

March 16, 2012

A Grand Valley State University graduate program in the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration received national ranking in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Read More

Grand Valley students to attend governor's conference

March 16, 2012

Thirty students majoring in hospitality and tourism management at Grand Valley State University have been selected to attend the Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism. Read More

GVSU report shows impact of housing foreclosures on Michigan

February 24, 2012

A new report that details the impact of the foreclosure crisis on the state of Michigan has been released by researchers at Grand Valley State University. Read More

Knapp accepted as panelist at international forum

February 17, 2012

Allison Lugo Knapp, associate director of the Grantmaking School at Grand Valley's Johnson Center for Philanthropy, has been accepted as a panelist for the 2012 Women's Forum in Bogota, Colombia. Read More

Johnson Center workshop helps small nonprofit fundraisers

February 8, 2012

Several dozen leaders of nonprofit organizations from across the state of Michigan will be in Grand Rapids on February 9 and 10 to take part in a workshop being held by Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

GVSU Johnson Center to organize data for team using grant to help kids

February 1, 2012

A division of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University will work as part of a team that has been awarded a grant to help local children. Read More

Conference discusses transitions in later life

January 24, 2012

National and local experts will discuss strategies for dealing with changes that arise in later life, during the 7th annual Art and Science of Aging Multidisciplinary Conference. Read More

Downey wins Professional of the Year award

November 9, 2011

Matthew Downey, program director of nonprofit services at Grand Valley State University's Johnson Center for Philanthropy, won a prestigious award earlier this month. Read More

Grand Valley student receives UICA award

October 26, 2011

A Grand Valley student was selected to receive the Junior Maven Award by the Women + the Arts committee of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts. Previous Mavens have included Kate Pew Wolters and Linda LaFontsee. Read More

2012 Transplant Games to be held at GVSU

August 23, 2011

The 2012 Transplant Games of America will be held at Grand Valley next July. Read More

Alumna meets royal couple

July 13, 2011

During their weekend in California, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met countless celebrities, dignitaries and at least one Grand Valley alumna. Read More

Area philanthropists say why Grand Rapids is unique

May 19, 2011

Rich DeVos, David Frey and Kate Pew Wolters talked about a culture of giving at the National Summit on Family Philanthropy sponsored by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Grand Valley hosts National Summit on Family Philanthropy

May 6, 2011

National philanthropy leaders including Rich DeVos and David Frey will offer expertise at the Johnson Center National Summit on Family Philanthropy. Read More

School of Social Work Hooding Ceremony

May 6, 2011

Nearly 1,200 people attended the School of Social Work's Graduation Hooding and Recognition Ceremony April 29 at the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Arts and Worship. Read More

GVSU launches website of school/neighborhood data

May 5, 2011

Grand Valley has developed a website, Mi-School.net, designed to help Michigan residents and educators learn more about their schools and communities. Read More

Mawby Fellowship applications accepted

April 1, 2011

Applications are being accepted for the Russell G. Mawby Fellowships in Philanthropic Studies through the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Economic impact of 2010 ArtPrize around $7 million

March 1, 2011

Grand Valley researchers found that during the 2010 ArtPrize roughly 400,000 visitor days generated an estimated economic impact of as much as $7.5 million for the Grand Rapids area. Read More

Board of Trustees recognizes Johnson

February 11, 2011

Grand Valley's Board of Trustees recognized the contributions of longtime member Dorothy A. Johnson at their February 11 meeting. Read More

Edwards named executive director of Johnson Center

February 9, 2011

James Edwards has been selected as the new executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Write in journal to reduce stress

January 25, 2011

A faculty member in the School of Social Work will teach workshop participants how writing in a journal can help reduce life¿s stressors and promote personal development. Read More

Agard retires from Johnson Center

December 17, 2010

Kathy Agard, executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, has retired after more than 35 years of nonprofit management experience. A gathering in her honor was held December 14 in Loosemore Auditorium. Read More

Campus mourns loss of faculty member

November 30, 2010

Benjamin Mutnick, affiliate professor of hospitality and tourism management, died November 28 following a battle with bone cancer. Read More

Service set for Mulder

November 5, 2010

The College of Community and Public Service will host a celebration of life service for Rodney Mulder. The professor of social work and former dean died September 21 at age 68. Read More

CRI analyzes juvenile offenses

October 29, 2010

A four-year trend analysis of juvenile offenses within the city of Grand Rapids was prepared by the Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Read More

Student ArtPrize survey tracks spending

October 15, 2010

A survey conducted by Grand Valley students tracked how long ArtPrize 2010 visitors stayed in the area and how much money they spent. Read More

American presidents and philanthropy

September 7, 2010

Several U.S. presidents used their position to stimulate philanthropy, generosity and idealism. Grand Valley's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and Johnson Center for Philanthropy will host The American Presidency and Philanthropy. Read More

WOOD Radio talks family philanthropy with Moody

July 30, 2010

WOOD Radio spoke with Michael Moody, the new Frey Foundation Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy in the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. The position is the nation's first endowed chair focusing on family philanthropy. Read More

Golf event raises money for student scholarships

July 21, 2010

More than 120 golfers are scheduled to take part in a charity event that will help fund a student scholarship and the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. Read More

Moody named Chair for Family Philanthropy

July 2, 2010

The Johnson Center has named Michael Moody as the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy, the nation's first endowed chair focusing on family philanthropy. Read More

Students inducted into honor society

April 23, 2010

Top undergraduate and graduate students were inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public affairs and administration. Read More

Crawley named ACE Fellow

March 31, 2010

William Crawley, associate dean of the College of Community and Public Service, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for 2010-11. Read More

Minor in adventure tourism to be considered

March 23, 2010

Pending approval from the university administration, a minor in adventure tourism should be available this fall through the Hospitality and Tourism Management department. The curriculum project will be the first of its kind in Michigan. Read More

Roundtable focuses on retention of diverse attorneys

March 3, 2010

A group of local leaders will explore the importance of diversity in the recruitment and retention of female attorneys and attorneys of color. Read More

Student mentors attend national conference

February 23, 2010

A group of Grand Valley State University students will share insights about mentoring with practitioners and academics at the 21st Annual National Youth-at-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia from February 28-March 3. The students are members of the Pals Student Mentors program at Grand Valley. Read More

Department reports name change

February 19, 2010

The School of Public and Nonprofit Administration is now known as the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. The name change became effective January 11. Read More

Visiting Scholar discusses family philanthropy

February 12, 2010

Virginia (Ginny) Esposito, founding president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, will give a presentation on the value of family in philanthropy. Read More

Italian chef shares cooking techniques with students

February 10, 2010

Chef Maria Cristina Rinaudi spent three weeks in Grand Rapids, sharing cooking techniques and meeting with hospitality and tourism management students. Read More

Grand Valley holds summit on health care reform

January 14, 2010

As lawmakers move closer to passing health care reform, Grand Valley will host some of the nation's foremost policy makers who will give a balanced overview of the largest government-led overhaul ever attempted. Read More

Study shows reduction in larcenies at O'Hare International Airport

December 18, 2009

Criminal justice researchers at Grand Valley found that enhanced security measures put in place at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to prevent future terrorist attacks after 9/11 also reduced the number of property crimes at the airport. Read More

Adam named director of social work

December 15, 2009

Gwendolyn (Wendy) Adam has been named director of the School of Social Work and associate professor of social work. Read More

Groff offers expertise at nonprofit conference

December 7, 2009

Peter Groff, director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Partnerships, addressed area nonprofit leaders. Read More

Benefits and drawbacks of nonprofit collaboration

November 6, 2009

Nonprofit leaders can find out what is working in nonprofit collaboration and what is not, at a conference sponsored by Grand Valley's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Read More

Johnson Center names Frey Chair Visiting Scholar

October 23, 2009

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has named the first Frey Chair for Family Philanthropy Visiting Scholar. Read More