University Development

GVSU mourns alumnus and supporter Raymond Bennett, '92

The Grand Valley community mourns the death of Marriott International executive Raymond "Ray" Bennett, '92, who died May 5.

May 10, 2022


GVU Foundation honors Pickard, Kindschi for their commitment to philanthropy, service

William Pickard and P. Douglas Kindschi were recognized May 3 by the Grand Valley University Foundation for their commitment to philanthropy, service and the university.

May 4, 2022


Inaugural Marcia J. Haas Performing Arts Scholars named

The support comes from the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Endowment for the Performing Arts.

Apr 21, 2022


Grand Valley celebrates the life of Christos T. Panopoulos, business and community leader

Panopoulos served on the Grand Valley University Foundation for more than two decades.

Apr 7, 2022


Center for Civil Discourse symposium will explore radical empathy

The Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse will host its eighth annual symposium on March 23, focused on bridging divides through a concept the keynote speaker calls "radical empathy."

Mar 17, 2022


Mercantile Bank programs provide GVSU students with assistance for education expenses, experience in banking fields

Mercantile Bank has launched the Mentoring, Aspiring, Preparing program and, in partnership with Grand Valley, a scholarship, providing students with assistance for their education expenses while exposing them to careers in banking.

Mar 15, 2022


Campus community mourns death of Bea Idema

The Grand Valley and West Michigan communities are celebrating the life of devoted philanthropist Beatrice "Bea" Idema, who died on February 3.

Feb 4, 2022


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