Giving to the Kaufman Institute

Kaufman Interfaith Institute (KII) is a recognized (Global/National/Local) leader in improving the critical need for Interfaith Understanding. Since its inception as a convener of Interfaith Dialogue for Abrahamic traditions, it has grown to serve people of all faiths, spiritual but no religion and those that have left their tradition but are eager to engage in Interfaith work and understanding. Because KII is intimately involved in impactful, meaningful work with such a broad variety of individuals (age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, etc.) we are uniquely poised to respond to urgent community issues and needs.


KII working through staff, volunteers and community partners serves more than 500 individuals working with more than 30 organizations annually. We directly engage with dozens of students (ages 13-21) through our programs both on-and-off campus. While we are housed at GVSU, with an endowment established by Sylvia Kaufman, our work since the early years has expanded exponentially. A contribution from you directly supports one of the 200 events and initiatives we produce annually.

Funds today are being raised for:

  • KII: The Next Generation
  • Religion & Anti-Racism Conference (May '23)
  • General Program Support (on and off campus activities)

Gifts of $100 or more will be recognized at the following levels:

  • Friend $100 - $499    
  • Supporter $500 - $999    
  • Partner $1,000 - $4,999    
  • Benefactor $5,000 or more

Friends, Supporters, Partners, and Benefactors of the Kaufman Institute receive advance notices of special receptions and events. Please consider this opportunity to help bring understanding and peace as we seek respect for all persons in our increasingly diverse communities. To learn more, please contact Kyle Kooyers, Associate Director - [email protected] / 616-331-5718

Thank you very much for your interest and consideration!


Give Today

Donate online here or call (616) 331-6000.

This fund is dedicated to the Kaufman Institute's annual conferences that explore ideas on a community-wide scale and in interfaith contexts, including the triannual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue.

Page last modified December 6, 2022