Student Philanthropy Week

This campaign ended on October 16, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Grand Valley State University by clicking here!
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Jeffery Green photoJeffery Green matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500
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An Anonymous DonorBex Takacs-Britz & Brian Britz gave $250 because 25 donors gave

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An Anonymous DonorShane P. Szalai & Emily B. gave $1,000 because $1,000 was given by donors

October 9-16 is Grand Valley’s first ever Student Philanthropy Week! 

Throughout the week, there will be hands-on events that educate students on philanthropy and what it means to give back - both financially and through volunteering. Plus, there will be a spirited competition between different student organizations on campus!

You know how important student organizations are to the overall college experience. They foster connection, provide networking opportunities, fuel personal growth, and are a lot of fun. Consider a gift to support one of our featured student organizations to show our Laker community the tremendous difference we can make when all come together.

πŸ† Join the Challenge!

Thanks to a generous gift from Len Van Popering, '94 and Don '67 and Diane '67 Paton, additional challenge funds will be awarded to the featured student organizations as they reach giving milestones throughout the week. Your donation can help them reach these goals!

πŸ…Go for Gold

The student organization with the most overall donors will get an additional $500 gift. Second place will receive $200 and third place will receive $100 toward their selected fund.

πŸ’™ Race to 25

The first featured fund to reach 25 donors will receive an additional $200.

Winner: Rowing Club

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Awesome Alumni

The organization with the most donations from GVSU alumni will receive an additional $200. 

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πŸ…Go for Gold: WINNERS

Our final challenge is complete! Congratulations to our student organizations.

#1 Rowing Club πŸš£β€β™‚️ - $500 Gift

#2 Bowling Club πŸŽ³ - $200 Gift

#3 Beekeepers Club πŸ - $100 Gift

189 days ago by Katrina Begrow
πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Awesome Alumni WINNER

Congratulations to the Rowing Club who received the most donors from alumni. They will get a bonus $200 gift. 

190 days ago by Katrina Begrow
The Search is Over πŸ•΅οΈ

During the Student Philanthropy Week Scavenger Hunt πŸ”, students and faculty/staff searched for little stuffed dogs we named "Lily" πŸ• across campus. The winners then picked one of our featured funds to get a bonus gift! The winners are: 

  • Rowing Club x 2 = $200
  • Beekeepers Club x 2 = $200
  • Blinkhorn/Donk First Generation Endowed Scholarship X 1 = $100

193 days ago by Katrina Begrow
πŸ’° Updates from Cash Cart!

We've got some news to share! During the Cash Cart trivia game, the Beekeepers Club was picked twice and will get a $200 gift, and the Blinkhorn/Donk First Generation Scholars Endowed Scholarship will get a bonus $100 gift! πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ

195 days ago by Katrina Begrow
πŸ’™ Race to 25 πŸ’™ WINNER

Congratulations to the Rowing Club for being the first featured fund to reach 25 donors! They will receive an additional $200. 

195 days ago by Katrina Begrow

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