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The Laker Family Fund

Your gift to the Laker Family Fund goes directly to supporting students by increasing the quality of a student’s experience at Grand Valley. This fund ensures students have access to programs and academic resources to help them get started, stay, and succeed at Grand Valley. When you give to this fund, a gift of any size, you make a difference and encourage others to give.

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Where Do Gifts to the Laker Family Fund Go?

Student Support Services

Gifts to the Laker Family Fund help accommodate more students in support services such as tutoring, counseling, and advising. All tutoring services are free and help enhance the learning experience. Services available to students can be found at: the Student Academic Success Center, Structured Learning Assistance, Mathematics Tutoring Center, Statistics Tutoring Center, Science Success Center, and the Meijer Writing Center.

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Internships & Career Services

The Grand Valley Career Center offers a number of services including career planning, major exploration, internship opportunities, and career fairs to assist students as they transition into their careers. Gifts to the Laker Family Fund also help support these services and outreach to organizations that can provide Grand Valley students with internships and other hands-on educational opportunities.

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How can I give?

Every gift counts, whatever the amount! Just by making an annual gift to the Laker Family Fund you show your commitment to and support of our university and its students. You can give online or by calling (616) 331-6000.

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Gifts to the Laker Family Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by the law in the donor’s state of residence.

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How can I get involved?

Become a member of the Laker Family Network! Grand Valley State University's first priority is our students. We care for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, sister, brother, significant other, or friend.

Being a member of the Laker Family Network! will ensure that you, as a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, significant other, or friend of a Grand Valley student, are always informed, involved, and engaged.

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Looking for more?

Grand Valley State University Development is always looking for family members who want to take an extra step to support and be involved with Grand Valley. If you would like to be a part of the Laker Family Advisory Committee or would like more information on this, please contact Amy TerHaar at or (616) 331-5709.