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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Annie Jacobs

Why I Give

Making a Positive Difference

Annie Jacobs ’67 was a member of Grand Valley’s first graduating class. Now retired from an impactful career as an educator, Annie is still finding ways to help the next generation of students. As a 27-year donor to Grand Valley, she hopes her gifts are making a positive difference in the lives of students. 

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“Giving is investing in our future. One day these students will be leaders and sitting in positions we currently hold. It is important we give back and support them now.”

Annie Jacobs '67
Tyler Eshleman

Your Impact

Landing the Internship

Tyler Eshleman, Class of 2022, is preparing to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in finance. However, there is one final requirement he needs – an internship. Through the support and generosity of donors, Tyler was able to access student success services that helped him on his journey of securing a summer internship.  

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News Highlights

Midge Verplank, co-founder of Shape Corp. stands to be recognized at an event. In the background a screen shows Shape Corp. Innovation Design Center

GVSU names facility for Shape Corp. to celebrate longtime commitment to engineering students

Grand Valley celebrated Shape Corp.'s lead gift and its longstanding commitment to engineering students by naming its Innovation Design Center for the tier-one automotive supplier.

Aug 9, 2022

eight students are pictured standing in two rows in front of a building on the Allendale Campus

Students study, learn in Italy as first group of Secchia Scholars

Eight students are studying or completing an internship in Italy as the inaugural group of Secchia Scholars.

Jul 13, 2022

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