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Laker Family Fund

Many paths, same destination.

In addition to campaign gifts for specific projects, many donors choose to give annually to a general fund that supports the highest priorities for students on an annual basis. The Laker Family Fund is one of those annual funds.

This fund is primarily supported by families of GVSU current or former students. Your gift to the Laker Family Fund goes to increasing the quality of a student’s experience at Grand Valley. This fund ensures students have access to programs and academic resources to help them get started, stay, and succeed at Grand Valley. When you give to this fund, a gift of any size, you make an impact in the life of a Laker.

  • Student Support Services
    Gifts to the Laker Family Fund help accommodate more students in support services such as tutoring, counseling, and advising. All tutoring services are free and help enhance the learning experience. Services available to students can be found at: the Student Academic Success Center, Structured Learning Assistance, Mathematics Tutoring Center, Statistics Tutoring Center, Science Success Center, and the Meijer Writing Center.
  • Internships & Career Services
    The Grand Valley Career Center offers a number of services including career planning, major exploration, internship opportunities, and career fairs to assist students as they transition into their careers. Gifts to the Laker Family Fund also help support these services that can provide Grand Valley students with internships and other hands-on educational opportunities.


Carolyn Clayton
Director of Annual Giving
(616) 331-6605