GVSU names new vice president for University Development

Laura Aikens has been named Grand Valley's vice president for University Development and executive director of the Grand Valley University Foundation.

Aug 9, 2021

Grand Valley mourns death of former GVU Foundation director, dedicated philanthropist

Leaders at Grand Valley are mourning the death of Joyce Wisner, a second-generation philanthropist and generous university supporter.

Jul 15, 2021

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