Support GVSU students by participating in Giving Tuesday

students walking into Kirkhof Center, photo from above, lots of light and shadows
The Student Support Fund remains a university priority.
Image Credit: Sarah Anderson

Giving Tuesday has become part of the lexicon of the holiday season since its inception eight years ago. The global day of giving this year falls on December 1. 

More than 500 people supported Grand Valley students during Giving Tuesday in 2019, according to Bridget Calendo-Spaeth, director of annual giving.

This year, 36 campus departments are actively participating in Giving Tuesday. Campus community members can participate by donating to their favorite department, student organization or Athletics, for example, then share their message on social media using #GVGives, #GVSU or #GivingTuesday.

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Calendo-Spaeth said for people who are uncertain where to direct their donations, the Student Support Fund remains a university priority. Gifts to the Student Support Fund provide flexible, immediate-use resources for emergency financial assistance. All gifts will directly benefit students who experience unexpected financial or personal hardship as quickly as needs are identified.

Grand Valley's Johnson Center for Philanthropy was among the original organizations to partner and create Giving Tuesday in 2012.

Giving Tuesday graphic: December 1, 2020. Help Grand Valley students prepare for What's Next. #GivingTuesday, #GVGives
The global day of giving is December 1.
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