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Laker Effect: The Power of What Can Be

Launching the Laker Effect Campaign

The 2017 Grand Valley University Foundation Enrichment Dinner was a celebration of giving and the power of what can be. At the dinner, the Laker Effect comprehensive campaign was launched, and three outstanding individuals were recognized. Raleigh J. Finkelstein, and Allen and Helen Hunting were honored with this year’s Enrichment Awards, and were inducted into the Grand Valley State University Hall of Fame.

Raleigh J. Finkelstein

Allen & Helen Hunting

Read more on the Enrichment awardees,         Raleigh J. Finkelstein and Allen & Helen Hunting.

View the Enrichment photo gallery here.

Launching the Laker Effect

Laker Effect

Grand Valley State University leaders announced June 6, the launch of the Laker Effect comprehensive campaign. The $85 million campaign will provide increased support for students by focusing on three primary areas of need: opportunity, achievement, and relevance.


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Enrichment 2017

Enrichment 2017

Spring Foundation Reception

Spring Foundation Reception

Alumni Champions Kickoff

Alumni Champions Kickoff

The 2017 Grand Valley University Foundation Enrichment Dinner served as an opportunity to honor our donors, and launched the Laker Effect comprehensive campaign. The event took place on June 6, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Grand Valley University Foundation members gathered for this year’s Spring Foundation Reception on Tuesday, May 16 at the Kent Country Club.

The Alumni Champions Kickoff took place on May 4, at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Committed to increasing alumni involvement with the university, the Alumni Champions gathered to receive important training and were provided with the chance to tour Grand Valley’s Simulation Center—a state-of-the-art hands-on hospital learning environment.

Planned Giving

Kathy Vogelsang

A Lasting Legacy

After returning to school at 30 years old, Grand Valley State University alumna Kathy Vogelsang ’95, ’99, found her passion for helping Grand Valley students like herself. Post-graduation, she established the Kathleen B. Vogelsang Seidman College of Business Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students, and has recently decided to further her impact with a planned gift to endow the scholarship. With the help of Grand Valley, she set up a gift that will impact Lakers for generations to come.