Your Grand Valley. Your Passion. Your Legacy.
The loyal Lakers at Grand Valley State University, alumni and West Michigan community members who love Grand Valley and provide generous support year-in and year-out, are the margin of excellence that enables the incredible achievements of our Grand Valley students.
A growing number of Lakers are translating their love into their legacy with permanent funds, and gifts through their wills and estates. We invite you to join them. To honor this commitment and love, those who support Grand Valley with a planned gift will become members of the prestigious Gillett Society.
What will YOUR lasting Laker Effect be?
Major Gifts Everyone Can Make
When you dream of making a big difference, we are here to help you create a giving plan that works for you and your family. Did you know there are major gifts anyone can make that won't change your current lifestyle and will still provide for your family in the future?
The most popular planned gifts include:
Your Values Making a Difference Forever
Endowed funds are the lifeblood of a thriving university and student body. Endowments allow students and faculty opportunities to learn, explore, compete, and excel, enabling a vibrant learning community that attracts and retains the best and brightest Lakers today and tomorrow.
You can create an endowed fund that reflects your love of Grand Valley and carries your or your family's name forever. You can establish your endowment with a one-time gift or pledge, or through your will or estate. An exciting new opportunity - a virtual endowment - is a blended form of giving that exactly accomplishes your wishes to make a difference today and leave your legacy for tomorrow.
Support Laker Effect campaign priorities with endowed funds for Scholarships, Student Support and Development, Academic Programs, and Faculty Positions. Whatever the size of your endowment gift, your name and your values will live on, inspiring new generations of students forever.
To learn more about Grand Valley endowments, visit the FAQ page.