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.

GV Varsity Wrestling

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Support Varsity Wrestling

Wrestling returns to Grand Valley in Fall 2023 and we need donor support to continue the championship tradition in Laker wrestling that was started years ago. As one of Division II’s elite athletic programs, Lakers are leading the resurgence of men’s wrestling and the emergence of women’s wrestling in collegiate athletics. Your gifts will provide the margin of excellence in recruiting, coaching, equipment, and facilities that keeps our student-athletes competitive and creates championship-caliber teams in every sport.

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Mary Anne Cartwright

Why I Give

A Passion to Serve the Community

Mary Ann Cartwright ’72 was raised with a belief in public service and learned that taking care of your community is the highest calling. Inspired by her father who was a founder of Grand Valley, she is now giving back by supporting scholarships that empower future leaders.

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“Talented young people will lead the world forward. There are so many challenges ahead for which their expertise and willingness to serve will be required. My family is excited to be a part of them achieving their goals.”

Mary Ann Cartwright '72
Kobe Wright

Your Impact

Exploring New Opportunities

Kobe Wright, Class of 2024, has been looking for a way to develop his skills as an artist and explore his interest in Japanese. He found the perfect opportunity at Grand Valley. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Kobe is preparing to explore new cultures and expand his knowledge by studying abroad in Japan.

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News Highlights

Greg Warsen at podium in blue suit coat and light blue shirt with no tie; podium has GVSU wordmark on it

New endowed professor will focus on role civil discourse can play in polarization

Greg Warsen, assistant professor of educational leadership, was selected as the new Padnos/Sarosik endowed professor of civil discourse.

Dec 5, 2022

Food on the shelves at Replenish, Grand Valley's food and basic needs bank

Giving Tuesday focuses on nourishing students in need at Replenish

Campus community rallies around food and basic needs bank serving students

Nov 22, 2022

Dennis McMurray stands behind a podium speaking to an audience, the podium has a GVSU logo on it.

GVSU mourns death of West Michigan pastor Dennis McMurray, '85

The Grand Valley community mourns the death of Bishop Dennis McMurray, '85, senior pastor of the Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids, who died November 2 at age 63.

Nov 4, 2022

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