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Campaign Priorities

Laker Effect Fund
Supports the priorities of the Laker Effect campaign.

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Opportunity Fund for Access and Affordability
Helps students access a Grand Valley education and make it more affordable through scholarships and financial aid.  

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Academic Merit Scholarship Fund
Supports scholarships for students that are primarily based on academic achievement.

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Need-Based Scholarship Fund
Supports scholarships for students that are primarily based on financial need.

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Achievement Fund for Student Success
Supports university priorities for students via student support programs, leadership development, and experiential learning.  

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Student Support Services Fund
Enhances and expands student support programs.

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Leadership Development Fund
Provides opportunities for enhanced and expanded student leadership opportunities.

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Experiential Learning Fund
Provides high-impact experiences for students such as internships, co-ops and clinical placements.

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Relevance Fund for Programs and Learning Environment
Supports university priorities for academic programs and centers, named and endowed faculty positions, and capital projects that enhance the learning environment.  

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Raleigh J. Finklestein Hall
Provides funding for Raleigh J. Finklestein Hall in the university's health campus.

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Margin of Excellence in Performing Arts Fund
Provides support for the performing arts productions and education.

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Seymour & Esther Padnos School of Engineering  and Computing Expansion Fund
Provides support for the expansion of facilities for the Engineering program.  

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Academic Programs and Centers Fund
Supports the highest priorities for academic programs and academic centers.

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R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute Endowment
Supports the Annis Water Resources Institute to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.

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Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies Endowment
This fund supports the Hauenstein Center’s mission of nurturing ethical and effective leaders for the 21st century through the Cook Leadership Academy, Common Ground Initiative, and study of the presidency.

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Dorothy Johnson Philanthropy Operations Endowment
Provides for administration, graduate assistantships, research, lectures and dissemination of educational material about philanthropy and nonprofit work for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center.

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Sylvia and Richard Kaufman Interfaith Institute Endowment
This fund is committed to facilitating mutual respect and greater interfaith understanding in West Michigan and beyond, particularly through educational opportunities in the community and on campus.

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Named and Endowed Faculty Positions
Provides support for faculty positions of highest priority across all academic programs and units.  

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This is a dynamic listing and will be periodically updated based on current needs. Please check back with us regularly for the most updated list.