University Development

Gift from former trustee supports students from HBCU/HSI Pipeline and Michigan

Former Grand Valley Board of Trustees member William "Bill" Pickard has initiated two funds designed to support students and help diversity West Michigan's talent pool.

Jan 20, 2022


Grand Valley celebrates the life of Lena Meijer

Grand Valley and West Michigan are remembering Lena Meijer, who died on January 15. She was 102.

Jan 16, 2022


GVSU remembers philanthropist and supporter Esther Padnos

Grand Valley State University joins West Michigan in mourning the death of Esther Padnos, who died December 19.

Dec 22, 2021


Giving Tuesday presents opportunity to help fellow Lakers

The campus community has an opportunity on Giving Tuesday to support students by donating to the Student Textbook and Supplies Fund or another university fund.

Nov 29, 2021


Celebrating DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health: A day of pride, a future of innovation

Images capture both the celebration of the newest Health Campus building and its exciting features.

Nov 10, 2021


Mantella highlights educational equity, lifetime learning at GVSU Board of Trustees meeting

President Philomena V. Mantella told members of the Board of Trustees the campus has been working together to complete Reach Higher 2025, the universityýs strategic plan for the next four years.

Nov 5, 2021


DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health will help meet changing needs of health care industry

About 400 community members and donors attended a November 3 dedication ceremony for the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health.

Nov 3, 2021


GVSU mourns the death of former GVU Foundation president

John Edison, former president of the Grand Valley University Foundation, died September 30.

Oct 1, 2021


Gift from longtime supporters expands work of civil discourse program into center

A gift from two longtime Grand Valley supporters has created the Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse and ensured students will continue learning how to engage in civil discussions on controversial issues.

Aug 12, 2021


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