Horizons Summer 2019


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Enrichment 2019

The 2019 Grand Valley University Foundation Enrichment Dinner was a night to remember. The evening included a student-led toast to President Emeritus Tom and Marcia Haas, as well as honoring individuals who have supported Grand Valley from the beginning, Chick Blue, and Sylvia Kaufman, and her late husband Dick.

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Arend D. Lubbers Award

Lynn M. Blue MPA ’86

Lynn “Chick” Blue, MPA ’86, has dedicated her life and her 50-year career at Grand Valley State University to enriching the lives of students. Chick goes well beyond her work responsibilities to personally care for students. She and her husband, Herb, are committed financial supporters of the university, most recently creating the Blue Working Family Endowed Scholarship.

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Enrichment Award

Sylvia MBA ’83 & Richard⟡ Kaufman

Sylvia Kaufman, MBA ’83, and her late husband Dick, are international philanthropists who brought their passion for interfaith understanding to West Michigan and Grand Valley. Their years of dedication to education and interfaith dialogue continue to have a significant impact on the community.

Watch the Kaufmans’ video.

Champions On and Off the Field

On Wednesday, June 19, Lakers gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Jamie Hosford Football Center. The renovation and expansion of the Hosford Football Center will allow the team to maintain our margin of excellence in athletics.

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Start, Stay, and Succeed

Grand Valley State University’s first priority is our students. Gifts to the Laker Family Fund go directly to supporting them by providing access to student support services, internships, and career services to help them start, stay, and succeed at Grand Valley.

Support Grand Valley students with a gift to the Laker Family Fund.


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Enrichment Dinner 2019

Enrichment Dinner 2019 Photo Gallery

Jamie Hosford Football Center Dedication

Jamie Hosford Football Center Dedication

Retiree Reception 2019

Retiree Reception Photo Gallery 2019


A Legacy Worth Creating

Nancy Fitzgerald ’96, former Grand Valley student and professor, is helping statistics students with a planned gift.

Read more about Nancy's story.