University Development

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


Students utilize advanced simulation technology and interactive laboratories in the new Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health on GVSUýs Health Campus on Medical Mile opened in May.

Jun 16, 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


Grand Valley joins West Michigan to mourn death of Robert Bernecker

Leaders at Grand Valley and in West Michigan are mourning the death of Robert "Bob" P. Bernecker, long-time GVSU supporter and member of the Grand Valley University Foundation Advisory Cabinet.

Apr 27, 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 longtime supporter

Dan Pfeiffer, who was also active with the Grand Valley University Foundation, died on March 19.

Mar 23, 2021


GVSU to develop pedestrian mall on Pew Grand Rapids campus

Grand Valley will transform Mount Vernon Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids into a pedestrian campus, featuring a pathway, green space and a bike trail.

Feb 26, 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