University Development

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


Former mayor of Grand Rapids and creator of GVSU Logie Fellows Program remembered for his leadership

John Logie, who served as mayor of Grand Rapids from 1992-2003 and established the John H. Logie Fellows Program at Grand Valley, died August 4. He was 81.

Aug 6, 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


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 GVSU's 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