You did it! Thank you!

Thanks to you, the Laker Effect campaign is wrapping up in 2020 with a record $132 million raised, from more than 35,000 donors. Find your name here. 

This far exceeds our original goals and means your Laker Effect has helped more students and made a bigger difference in our community than any Grand Valley State University campaign in its history. Stay tuned for more information about the impact of this campaign as we update this page over the next few months.

Under Construction

Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

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Celebrating Success

Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

Jamie Hosford Football Center

Jamie Hosford Football Center

Arend and Nancy Lubbers Student Services Center

Arend and Nancy Lubbers Student Services Center

Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts

Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts

Your Laker Effect

Jeannine Lane

Jeannine Lane '20

“When I first came to Grand Valley, I had a pretty rough start academically but hanks to your support I was able to self-correct and develop the confidence that I needed to both set and achieve my goals. Thank you!”

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Tamara Bailey

Tamara Bailey, '20

“With your help, students like me who can’t come to a university like this for financial reasons, will see their dreams come true.  Thank you so much!”

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Eliva Mendez

Eliva Mendez '20

“Thanks to the scholarships I’ve received, I have not only made it, but I’ve made my family proud.  Thank you!”

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Jimmy Sibomana

Jimmy Sibomana '20

“Thanks to the professors and staff at the Career Center I was able to land a summer internship which led to a full-time position. I look forward to continuing to connect with all my Grand Valley mentors and peers as I grow my career. Thank you.”

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Jasmine Mancuso

Jasmine Mancuso '20

“Your gifts made it possible for me to study harmful algeal blooms on Muskegon Lake which may help eventually delist it as an area of concern and advance research in this field.”

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Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith '20

“Because of Grand Valley’s simulation program I have been exposed to real life, challenging scenarios that I otherwise I would never have encountered. I have also been able to conduct real nursing research and share it with audiences all across the Midwest. Thank you for setting me up for success.”

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Taylor Veldkamp

Taylor Veldkamp '20

“We have phenomenal faculty, staff and clinical preceptors that dedicate so much time and effort into our students and truly make our program feel like a family. They've taught me so much about patient care and the value of relationships.”

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Connor Green

Connor Green '20

“The hands on aspects of GVSU provided students like myself with valuable skills and understanding of real world applications. My time at Cascade Engineering has provided me with a years worth of manufacturing engineering experience. I have grown into an entry level engineer ready for the work force.”

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Thank you to our 35,000 Laker Effect campaign donors for your unwavering support for Grand Valley students and our community. We couldn’t do it without you.