The most satisfying gifts come from thoughtful conversation between the donor and the university. To start your conversation, contact the individuals below or the University Development Office at (616)331-6000 or We look forward to speaking with you.

Karen Loth

Karen Loth
Vice President for University Development;
Executive Director of the GVU Foundation
(616) 331-6509

Dan Hurwitz

Dan Hurwitz
Assistant Vice President for Community Giving
(616) 331-6531

Jennifer Wardrop

Jennifer Wardrop
Assistant Vice President for University Development
(616) 331-6644

Andrew Bixel

Andrew Bixel
Director of Endowed and Planned Giving
(616) 331-5619

Briette Bryant

Briette Bryant Phillips '08
Development Officer for Scholarship and Fellowship Giving
(616) 331-6529

Bridget Calendo-Spaeth

Bridget Calendo-Spaeth
Director of Annual Giving
(616) 331-6605 

Anna Dietrich

Anna Dietrich
Annual Giving Manager for Telephone Outreach
(616) 331-3594

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson MBA ’20
Annual Giving Officer
(616) 331-5626

Heather Rowan

Heather Rowan MPA '18
Manager of Student Philanthropy Initiatives
(616) 331-6093

Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt '88, '00
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
(616) 331-3592

Katelyn Semelbauer

Katelyn Semelbauer MPA '14
Associate Director of Annual Giving
(616) 331-6606

Cathy Skene

Cathy Skene '08 
Development Officer for Scholarship Giving
(616) 331-6527

Shannon Wilson

Shannon Small-Wilson '03, '05
Director of Corporate Giving
(616) 331-6539

Kenneth Zahrt

Ken Zahrt
Director of Foundations Relations
(616) 331-6801