Giving

Mary Idema Pew Library celebrates 10th anniversary

Created as a prototype for 21st century learning, the space introduced innovative, student-focused designs.

Nov 28, 2023


$2.2 million in gifts solidify Grand Valley's first fully endowed chair at Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Frey Foundation and generous donor ensure long-term funding for Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy

Nov 22, 2023


Giving Tuesday will focus on Replenish, helping ensure students have access to food, basic needs

For the second consecutive year, the Grand Valley community will rally around the Replenish Student Food Resource Fund during Giving Tuesday, the national philanthropic day of giving after Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Nov 21, 2023


Educators will discuss civility in public schools at 10th annual Civil Discourse Symposium

Panelists will discuss how school libraries have become sites of debated censorship and history curricula sources of contention.

Oct 31, 2023


Student Philanthropy Week shines light on giving back, building community

Student Philanthropy Week shines a light on the importance of student organizations as a way to build community and serves to educate students on philanthropy.

Oct 5, 2023


Philanthropic Detroit couple opens doors to education for 400 new students

Nearly 400 new students have enrolled at Grand Valley this year largely because of the generosity of a Detroit couple who have expanded access to education for students from working-class families.

Sep 22, 2023


From journalism to nursing: Pine Rest partnership produces first graduate

Most people may not see an immediate connection between nursing and journalism. Ben Weissenborn said his degree in the latter has helped propel his new career as a psychiatric nurse.

Aug 17, 2023



Kennedys, Kellers recognized with awards from Grand Valley University Foundation

Two couples, John and Nancy Kennedy and Andy and Christina Keller, were recognized June 13 by the Grand Valley University Foundation for their commitment to philanthropy, service and the university.

Jun 14, 2023


Thompson Scholars celebrate community, recognize graduates

Foundation trustees visit to celebrate university's largest scholarship program

May 9, 2023