Donors like you are making it possible for students to prepare for what's next in a changing world, and for Grand Valley to continue to provide the talent our region and our state need for the future.

Student need this year has already exceeded last year by more than 30%

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Student Textbooks, Technology, and Supplies

This year more students are struggling to purchase textbooks, computers, software, and other needed school supplies and equipment. Student need this year has already exceeded last year by more than 30%. Help us close the gap and meet the demand for help by supporting the Student Textbook Fund today.

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The Brown family

Why I Give

Building Diversity Awareness

Kyle '05 and Angela '04 Brown support the Inclusion and Equity Scholarship Endowment because they believe the world needs more champions for this work, and that every gift matters.

They feel strongly that education is critically important, and the impact Grand Valley has had on their lives made their gift to the scholarship a 'no brainer' for them.

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“Diversity, equity and inclusion have always been very important to us, and with Angela working in education and now we have a young son, it's something that we've become more focused on. The world needs more champions for this work, and if we can play a small role in making that happen, we're happy to do so.”

Kyle Brown '05
Emily Daniels

Your Impact

A Positive Impact During Unpredictable Times

Emily Daniels '20 studied health communications at Grand Valley. She always knew she wanted to make an impact in the lives of those around her and be a positive influence in the community in which she lives. As a triage nurse at Procare Pain Solutions, an important part of her job is triaging for chronic pain patients, some who have struggled during the pandemic. After the pandemic disrupted her job and her education, she found hope from the donor-funded Student Support Fund.


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News Highlights

headshot, Bob Bernecker

Grand Valley joins West Michigan to mourn death of Robert Bernecker

Leaders at Grand Valley and in West Michigan are mourning the death of Robert "Bob" P. Bernecker, long-time GVSU supporter and member of the Grand Valley University Foundation Advisory Cabinet.

Apr 27, 2021

Three portraits of students in one composite: Landyn Teachout,  Elizabeth Cruz-Pablo and Ethan Cordes.

Thompson scholarships help more than 1,150 students

More than 1,150 Grand Valley students have received scholarships from a philanthropic Michigan couple who believes in the power of education.

Apr 27, 2021

Bob and Ellen Thompson, President Mantella stand with student scholarship recipients. Most wearing blue shirts that read GVSU.

Philanthropic Michigan couple gives additional $52 million to help college students

A Michigan couple is contributing millions in support of their commitment to change lives through education.

Apr 26, 2021

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