GVSU inaugurates $85M 'Laker Effect' fundraising campaign

With the goal of promoting student success now and in the future, Grand Valley State University has initiated a comprehensive $85 million fundraising campaign known as the “Laker Effect.” The funds acquired through this effort will be allocated to three different initiatives categorized as Opportunity, Achievement and Relevance.

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CEO Carl Erickson of Atomic Object

From the classroom to the boardroom

Carl Erickson was a professor at Grand Valley State University for 10 years. He taught upper-level systems courses and graduate programs in computer science and engineering. However, Erickson felt the need to move into the business world.

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Michael Moody, Ph.D. is the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy

Understanding community giving

Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has recently released a report designed to understand philanthropic dynamics on a community level. The study, "Understanding the Philanthropic Character of Communities,"applies a new method for assessing the philanthropic character of a community.

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