Seidman Society members are recognized for their cumulative lifetime contributions. Those gifts may include cash, pledges, matching gifts and gifts-in-kind. Planned gifts such as annuities, bequests and trusts are included when the gifts are received.
The Seidman Society is named for L. William Seidman, former member of President Gerald R. Fords White House and founder of Grand Valley State. Seidman led the successful citizens' effort to obtain the university's charter in 1960. Seidman passed away on May 13, 2009.
Members of the Seidman Society are recognized in the annual report, are invited to receptions and receive special briefings on the future direction of the institution.
Seidman Society Lifetime Recognition Levels:
Founder $500,000 - $999,999
Pacesetter $250,000 - $499,999
Benefactor $100,000 - $249,999