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A gift to Grand Valley State University is an investment in our students, West Michigan, and our state that provides a significant and measurable return. We are proud to be one of the nation's top regional universities, and even prouder of our graduates who are shaping their lives, their professions and their societies.

Our university was founded by generous philanthropists more than 50 years ago. Today, this tradition of giving is carried on by our community friends, alumni, corporations and foundations, faculty and staff, students, and their families. Their support makes Grand Valley one of the best universities in the Midwest and we are grateful to each and every one.

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