Giving

GVSU community mourns death of George Gordon, philanthropist of education and art

The Grand Valley community is mourning the death of George Gordon, who coupled his philanthropic passions for education and art throughout West Michigan.

May 21, 2021


Thompson scholarships help more than 1,150 students

More than 1,150 Grand Valley students have received scholarships from a philanthropic Michigan couple who believes in the power of education.

Apr 27, 2021


Philanthropic Michigan couple gives additional $52 million to help college students

A Michigan couple is contributing millions in support of their commitment to change lives through education.

Apr 26, 2021


Faculty and Staff Campaign includes opportunities to extend gifts

Employees who make a contribution before April 15 to the annual campaign will be entered into a drawing that will extend their gift by $500.

Mar 29, 2021


GVSU mourns death of retired vice president

Patricia Oldt, who was instrumental in developing Grand Valley's charter schools program and who served as vice president for Planning and Equity before retiring, died at age 84.

Feb 21, 2021


Support GVSU students by participating in Giving Tuesday

More than 500 people supported Grand Valley students during Giving Tuesday in 2019.

Nov 24, 2020


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