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.

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Support the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute

AWRI was created 35 years ago and was the first freshwater research, outreach, and educational organization working in West Michigan, for West Michigan. Its work is firmly focused on the future, at the intersection of our region's economic and environmental vitality. Your support will expand this important work.

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Mary Anne Cartwright

Why I Give

Teaching by Example

Known for always having a “fun” pen in hand and wearing the color red, Maria Landon made an impression in the classroom and won over the hearts of all her students during the 27 years she taught at Grand Valley. Making the decision to retire wasn’t easy. She was passionate about teaching marketing and dedicated to her students - how could she leave? James Landon ’69, Maria’s husband, suggested they create a scholarship to help them stay connected to the university while supporting marketing students for years to come. The Maria Landon Marketing Scholarship was established in 2017, and Maria’s impact on students has yet to retire.

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“As a giver, it's a blessing to know that you've made an impact in someone's life. If we can help students, we feel good about that and we hope that others will do the same.”

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Your Impact

Every Student has a Story

Your gifts directly impact the lives of students. Because of your support, Grand Valley is a place where students can push themselves in their programs,  make valuable connections, and even explore education opportunities around the world. Every student has a story, and you are empowering them to be the best that they can be. 

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News Highlights

students in blue t-shirts with GVSU Thompson Scholars stand in line to receive graduation cords, which are blue

Thompson Scholars celebrate community, recognize graduates

Foundation trustees visit to celebrate university's largest scholarship program

May 9, 2023

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

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