The Lubbers Society is named in honor of President Emeritus Arend (Don) D. Lubbers, who at the end of his tenure was the longest-serving public university president in the United States, at 32 years.
Through his ongoing dedication and support, Grand Valley State University has grown to become the institution it is today, serving over 24,000 students a year. Membership in the Lubbers Society is open to all donors, at all levels, who have annual gifts for three or more consecutive years.
As this society recognizes donor longevity and loyalty, it is most fitting that the Lubbers Society is named for Don, as according to university records, Don and Nancy have the longest record of yearly donations to GVSU to date. This steady generosity, regardless of the giving level, becomes a basis for the university to count on financial support as it seeks to meet basic student needs while investing in new educational opportunities.