University Development

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


GVSU announces The Peter Secchia Military and Veterans Program

Active-duty military and veterans will receive enhanced support to pursue their educational goals, thanks to a significant gift from the family of the late former ambassador to Italy, Peter F. Secchia.

Jan 31, 2021


Butcher and Loth retiring in June

President Philomena V. Mantella has announced the June retirements of Vice President and General Counsel Tom Butcher, and Vice President for University Development Karen Loth. She called them both builders of today's Grand Valley State University.

Jan 26, 2021


GVSU mourns the death of longtime university supporter

Mary Ann Keeler, one of Grand Valley's founders and a longtime supporter of the university, died on January 14. She was 95.

Jan 19, 2021


GVPD breaks dress code to support students diagnosed with cancer

Officers at the Grand Valley Police Department follow a strict dress code, which, for the men, includes no beards. But, for the first time, officers are allowed to break this rule.

Dec 22, 2020


Support GVSU students by participating in Giving Tuesday

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

Nov 24, 2020


Members of GVSU Black sorority begin campaign for endowed scholarship

Members of a historically Black sorority are raising money to support students while ensuring their own legacy on campus.

Nov 18, 2020