James Smither
smitherj@gvsu.edu

DONATIONS

 

You can make a contribution to the Veterans History Project by contacting the University Development Office at Grand Valley State University.  If you would like to donate $100 or more in honor of a veteran, either living or deceased, we will add the veteran’s name to our Honor Roll.   The three ways to donate to the project are:

 

By Telephone

 

Contact the University Development Office at (616) 331-6000.  Be sure to request that your donation go towards the Veterans History Project when you call.  

 

NOTE:  If you donate $100 or more and want to honor a veteran on the Honor Roll, click here to print out the Honor Roll form.  Fill out the form and send (form only) to Dr. James Smither at the address below. 

 

By Check

 

Make checks payable to Grand Valley State University and send to:

 

University Development

Grand Valley State University

301 Michigan Street, N.E., Suite 100

Grand Rapids, MI  49503-3314

Attention:  The Veterans History Project

 

NOTE:  If you donate $100 or more and want to honor a veteran on the Honor Roll, click here to print out the form.  Fill out the form and send (form only) to Dr. James Smither at the address below. 

 

On-Line

 

Click here to go to the University Development Office website and click “Give To Grand Valley” for further direction.  Be sure to indicate on the online donation form that this gift is for the Veterans History Project. 

 

 

NOTE:  If you donate $100 or more and want to honor a veteran on the Honor Roll, click here to print out the Honor Roll form.  Fill out the form and send (form only—the payment should be sent to the Development Office as noted above) to Dr. James Smither at the address listed on the form. 

 

 

 

 

What your donation will pay for:

 

$50:     Pays for video processing and duplication of a single oral history interview for archiving at GVSU and at the Library of Congress.

 

$100:   Pays for the creation of text files (summaries and detailed outlines for 1-5 interviews depending on interview length) for inclusion on our website.  These files are searchable, and enable researchers to find specific interviews of interest to them, and to locate specific parts of an interview in which the veteran discusses the subjects that they are researching.

 

$200:   Pays for a full transcript of a typical hour-long interview.  Transcripts are preferred by researchers, but cost more than outlines, so we commission them for selected interviews for which there is specific demand.

 

$300:   Pays for professional editing of an hour-long interview for broadcast.

 

$500:   Pays for a new camcorder and accessories for use by interviewers.

 

$1000: Pays for a professional, broadcast-quality studio shoot of 1 to 2 interviews

or                                                   

Pays for a scholarship for a student intern for one semester (covers tuition for a

            three-credit course).

 

$3000: Pays for professional editing of an hour-long documentary program based on project interviews.

  Last Modified Date: June 15, 2009
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