Giving

Faculty, staff set 'gold standard' for university giving

Nearly 51 percent of employees have contributed to the Faculty/Staff Campaign, raising $806,404 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jul 16, 2020


GVSU joins West Michigan in mourning death of Seymour Padnos, engineering and science leader

Seymour K. Padnos, one of Grand Valley's top supporters and chair of Padnos Iron and Metal Company, died July 9. He was 99.

Jul 9, 2020


Two recent graduates credit Thompsons for providing them access to college

The coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis are not stopping two recent Grand Valley graduates from starting their careers. Both women credit a generous Detroit couple for helping them get to college in the first place.

Jun 12, 2020


Laker Effect campaign raises record $130M for scholarships, student support, academic programs and facilities

Grand Valley leaders announced a record conclusion to the Laker Effect campaign, which raised $130 million for students, the most successful campaign in the university's history.

Jun 3, 2020


Events planned to celebrate Founders Day

The campus community will celebrate the individuals who rallied support to establish a public higher education institution in West Michigan on Founders Day, October 25.

Oct 21, 2019


Students thank couple responsible for scholarship programs

More than 100 Grand Valley students met and thanked the Detroit couple responsible for helping to fund their education.

Oct 14, 2019


DeVos Medical Colloquy will focus on bioethics, big data

The fields of bioethics and big data will be the focus at the biannual DeVos Medical Colloquy.

Oct 7, 2019


Family of longtime dean establishes scholarship

The family of longtime Grand Valley faculty member Rodney Mulder and his wife, Lucarol, has established a scholarship in their memory.

Oct 2, 2019


Grand Valley, West Michigan leaders mourn death of philanthropist

Leaders at Grand Valley and in the West Michigan community are mourning the death of Peter P. Renucci on September 15. He was 81.

Sep 16, 2019


Scholarship will benefit students studying art, biomedical sciences

Carmen Nochera-Wilkens, professor of biomedical sciences, has established a scholarship in memory of her late husband supporting Grand Valley students as they pursue degrees in fine arts and/or biomedical sciences.

Aug 8, 2019