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SPECIAL FEATURE Grand Valley University Foundation at 50

IMAGINING WHAT’S NEXT for Grand Valley State University

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In memory of Jeff Dykehouse who passed away on July 10, 2014. Many of the photos seen in this issue of Horizons were taken by Jeff. He was a great photographer for many Grand Valley events and publications, and will be missed dearly.

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Imagining the Future for GVSU

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2014 Enrichment Dinner + Evening Recap + Photo Gallery

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Foundation Spring Reception Gillett Society Dinner

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What’s Next? I M AG I N I N G T H E F U T U R E F O R G R A N D VA L L E Y S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y

s the Grand Valley University Foundation celebrates its first 50 years, foundation leaders, donors and students are asking themselves what’s next for Grand Valley. The university is a product of the tremendous imagination and vision held by its founders and the leaders of this community, so it only makes sense that it will take imagination and vision to create the future for Grand Valley and its students. What follows are a few thoughts on the future of the university, and its supporters, alumni and students.

Rele v a n ce “The key word is relevance…to our students, our region, our nation and the world. We will be a national model of excellence in education. We will be measured by our students’ success and their achievements, our alumni leadership and contributions, and by the vitality of the communities in which we serve.” - Thomas J. Haas, President

Relat io nships “The future of Grand Valley will continue to be intertwined with the growth and excitement in this community, becoming our very best together as partners, as friends, as we always have.” - Don Lubbers, President Emeritus “It’s all about character, it’s all about caring, it’s all about people who care about other people and who think about the young people coming up. That’s the heart of a community.” - Rich DeVos, GVU Foundation General Chairman and foundation leader for 21 years “A community is like a web of life and it needs all those partners in that web to make it a strong and vibrant community.” - Rick Gillett, founding family member

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“I think Grand Valley will have a lot more innovation and really cool resources for students.” - Kendyl Wilcox, Class of 2018

“I see a future in which Grand Valley is recognized, as it should be, as a national leader in studentcentered learning and personal development.” - Mark Murray, Past President

“I can see us being pioneers into the future.” - Yonathan Mengsteab ’14

“We’ll be a top school in the country.” - Austin Schippers, Class of 2018

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“More people are going to come here just because of the reputation of the college.” - Joey Parks, Class of 2017

Res p on s i b il it y “When I think of the future of Grand Valley I think about the next generation of leaders, my generation, and some pretty big shoes we have to fill. What do I imagine for Grand Valley’s future? Frankly, no shoe left unfilled.” - Meg Miller Willit, Foundation Director “It’s our job to continue to look forward and see how we imagine the university of the future.” - Bari S Johnson, Foundation Director “I can get my child to come here.” - Joshua Buck, Class of 2017 “We have so much of a great education behind us— we can do anything.” - Michelle Doebler ’14

“I think the future leaders of America are in the class of 2014 at Grand Valley State University.” - Sarah Tillotson ’14

Reach “I imagine that Grand Valley’s reach will be ever more global. That, in a world that is increasingly interdependent, our university will be one of the best places to go to school to prepare to take your place and make a difference in the world.” - Megan Sall, ’07, ’09 “It has taught me about the world around me.” - Nika Kusmierz, Class of 2015 “It has pushed me out of my comfort zone.” - Lewis Stone, Class of 2017 “I think the future leaders of America are in the class of 2014 at Grand Valley State University.” - Sarah Tillotson ’14

Repr esent “I think Grand Valley has given students a very, very good ethical basis for doing business and incredible instruction.” - Dalton DeVos, Class of 2014 “It feels like I’ve been given the tools I need and now I can see what I can really do with them.” - Lee Van Kampen ’14 “We’re going to change the world—it better be ready.” - Cory-James (C.J.) Scholl ’14

Im agine Where will Grand Valley be in 20 years…one student summarized it best when she simply responded, “It will be even better!” » View the videos from Enrichment Dinner 2014 to hear more from our students here: www.gvsu.edu/giving/imagine

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This year’s Grand Valley University Foundation Enrichment Dinner was held on June 3rd at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. The foundation celebrated the imagination that sparked Grand Valley’s success and the next generation of visionaries that will launch the university into the decades ahead. The dinner traditionally serves as an opportunity to recognize individuals who impact both the community and Grand Valley. Helen DeVos accepted the Enrichment Award for her generosity towards Grand Valley and the community especially in the areas of education, music, the arts, and health care.

2014 Enrichment Awardee

Helen DeVos Helen DeVos is a dedicated philanthropist whose lifetime of giving has made a signficant impact on West Michigan. Her generosity and love for helping others have enhanced the community greatly, especially in the areas of education, music, the arts, and health care. Together, Helen and her husband Rich helped create Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, DeVos Communications Center at Calvin College, and DeVos Place Convention Center, as well as numerous other initiatives in West Michigan, Florida, and around the world.

Helen has also provided exceptional leadership and service to Grand Valley State University and the Grand Valley University Foundation, where she currently serves on the Advisory Cabinet. Her generosity has helped make possible the Richard M. DeVos Center, the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, and the L. William Seidman Center. Helen and Rich also played an important role in the Grand Design 2000 campaign and the Shaping Our Future campaign, serving as honorary chairs. The Helen DeVos Presidential Scholarship is named in her honor and awarded to students in music and the arts. Helen was recognized as one of the university’s Grand Stewards in 2011.

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RECOGNIZING 50 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING LEADERS

This 2014-2015 academic year kicks-off the 50th anniversary for the Grand Valley University Foundation. After five decades of tremendous success, it’s easy to imagine that the best is yet to come. The university extends our sincerest thank you to the men and women who have led the foundation, worked tirelessly on committees and shared their wisdom, hard work and wealth to bring about Grand Valley’s success. We look forward to the next 50!

For a complete history of the GVU Foundation please visit: www.gvuf.org

GVUF HIGHLIGHTS 1965

With a $20 first gift from one of its officers, the officially chartered GVU Foundation begins to raise private funds for the university.

1976

The foundation holds its first annual Enrichment Dinner to honor supporters and raise money for the university endowment.

1978

Russel Kirkhof provides the first individual $1 million gift to the university. His donation helps to start the university endowment.

The foundation accepts one of its earliest gifts, the D.J. Angus, the first vessel operated by GVSU for the purpose of studying freshwater resources.

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The Friends of the Arts supported the foundation by securing a collection of prints by Alexander Calder, some of which were sold to support the endowment and some remain in the university’s art collection.

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Lubbers Stadium, one of many capital projects that benefited from the community’s support, is opened.

1981

The foundation starts the Grand Design campaign, which helped raise $6.1 million to initiate a campus in downtown Grand Rapids. By 1988, the campaign raised $9 million from 4,100 donors.

1996

The Grand Design 2000 campaign starts to raise $15 million for new buildings for the downtown campus.

1998

Ground is broken for the Richard M. DeVos Center and the Fred M. Keller Engineering Laboratories, both on the Grand Rapids campus.

1988

Grand Valley opens its first downtown building, the L.V. Eberhard Center. It also includes the Meijer Public Broadcast Center which houses WGVU.

The Meijer Holland Campus is dedicated.

1990

Ground is broken for the Cook-Dewitt Center.

The foundation reaches its goal of $5.1 million for the Water Resources Institute to study fresh water resources, which was later named the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute.

1991

The iconic Cook Carillon tower is dedicated.

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1999

The Lake Michigan Center in Muskegon opens.

Grand Valley offers 107 privately funded scholarships for students. Today the foundation has helped create more than 350 private scholarships meeting the needs of thousands of students.

2003

The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

2000

The Fred M. Keller Engineering Laboratories opens, marking the first expansion of the downtown facilities for engineering students. The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is established with a generous gift from Ralph Hauenstein.

The Richard M. DeVos Center opens.

2001

The Building for Life campaign starts, a $21 million campaign to support a health sciences center on the Medical Mile in Grand Rapids.

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2005

The foundation initiates a campaign to build a $5 million endowment for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

2007

The John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering opens to further expand the university’s engineering facilities in downtown Grand Rapids.

2011

The Shaping our Future campaign exceeds its goal, raising $96.4 million from 17,000 donors and ground is broken for the L. William Seidman Center.

2012 The Shaping our Future campaign begins with an initial goal of raising $50 million. This campaign included funding for the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, the L. William Seidman Center, academic programs, centers and scholarships.

2009

The campaign for the field station at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute begins an ambitious one-year campaign. The field station will ultimately expand the institute’s research capacity.

2013

The foundation helps raise funds for WGVU’s conversion from analog to digital technology.

The Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, the L. William Seidman Center, and the Robert B. Annis Field Station open in the same year.

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University leaders break ground for the Mary Idema Pew Library, made possible by the foundation’s Shaping our Future campaign.

The Grand Valley University Foundation endowment reaches a record $100 million. Just think where we’ll be in another 50 years…

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Richard M. (Dick) Gillett

Dick Gillett was the first Grand Valley University Foundation president when the foundation was chartered in 1965. Dick was one of the university’s founders, a great strategist, and a dedicated community leader who helped the foundation build relationships throughout the region.

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Paul A. Johnson

Paul Johnson became president of the foundation in 1981. Paul’s personal commitment to the foundation was evident in his success in reorganizing the organization and taking it to the next level. During his tenure a number of foundation traditions including Horizons and the Foundation Annual Report were created.

RECOGNIZING 50 YEARS OF OUTS TANDING LEADERS

Richard M. (Rich) DeVos

Rich DeVos followed Paul Johnson as the new Grand Valley University Foundation president in 1991 and continues to serve as the foundation’s General Chairman. In his 21 years of foundation leadership, Rich has demonstrated an extraordinary vision and the ability to bring large-scale projects to fruition. His ability to think beyond the common place, has brought a high measure of success to the foundation.

PAST DIRECTORS PAST PRESIDENTS

Richard M. Gillett 1964-1970 Keith R. Baker 1970-1974 John S. Edison 1974-1978 Nancy (Mulnix) Tweddale ’95 1979-1980 Peter J. Reed 1980-1981 Paul A. Johnson 1981-1991 Robert L. Hooker 1996-1998 Richard M. DeVos 1991-1996, 1998-2003 General Chair 2003-present

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PAST DIRECTORS 1960s

Keith R. Baker Vice President 1964-1970 Philip W. Buchen Richard M. Gillett President 1964-1970

1970s

Susanne H. Applegate Keith R. Baker Vice President 1964-1970, 1974-1976 President 1970-1974 Philip W. Buchen Peter J. DeWitt II ’68 Vice President 1976-1981 John S. Edison President 1974-1978

Raymond Fenwick Dale Gibson Richard M. Gillett President 1964-1970 Earl J. Graeber, Jr. ’67, ’70, ’77 Joseph Grassie Bruce A. Loessin Roy S. Lumsden Peter J. Reed Gary Schenk Nancy (Mulnix) Tweddale ’95 Vice President 1970-1974 Chair 1974-1980 President 1979-1980 Ronald F. VanSteeland

1980s

Roger A. Andersen Susanne H. Applegate Keith R. Baker

John H. Batts William F. Beebe M. Catherine Bissell Carole D. Bos ’77 James P. Bouwman Donna K. Brooks Kenneth H. Childs Edward J. Clark Peter C. Cook Michael E. Cuncannan Richard M. DeVos Brian G. DeVries Marvin G. DeVries Peter J. DeWitt II ’68 Vice President 1976-1981 James A. Doss David E. Dutcher L.V. Eberhard John S. Edison David G. Frey

Edward J. Frey, Sr. Chad C. Frost Robert E. Fryling L. Douglas Gantos Dale Gibson Richard M. Gillett Thomas D. Gleason Gary F. Goode T. James Hager Richard G. Haworth David M. Hecht Joyce F. Hecht Executive Director 1981-2000 Arthur C. Hills Robert L. Hooker Vice President 1982-1996 Allen I. Hunting Kyle S. Irwin Charles E. Johnson II Dorothy A. Johnson Paul A. Johnson President 1981-1991 Mary Ann Keeler Fred P. Keller Daniel A. Kemp ’68 John C. Kennedy Michael S. Lloyd Bruce A. Loessin Arend D. Lubbers Matthew E. McLogan David P. Mehney Frederik G. H. Meijer Susan B. Muzzy William W. Nicholson Karin K. Orr Arnold C. Ott Seymour K. Padnos Lawrence E. Pawl ’71 Robert C. Pew II William F. Pickard Max Preston Peter J. Reed President and Chair 1980-1981 Edward I. Schalon Gary Schenk James R. Sebastian, Sr. L. William Seidman H. B. Shaine Donald T. Shankin John J. Shepard B. P. Sherwood III B. Miller Siegel Joseph Spruit Frederic J. Steggerda Nancy (Mulnix) Tweddale ’95 Chair 1974-1980 President 1979-1980 Keith C. VanderHyde, Jr. David A. VanderWall ’68 Ronald F. VanSteeland

David Wagner Glenn M. Walters John W. Winter, Jr. Casey Wondergem

1990s

Roger A. Andersen Robert B. Annis John H. Batts William F. Beebe Hy Berkowitz M. Catherine Bissell James P. Bouwman Donna K. Brooks Sharon M. Buursma ’90 John C. Canepa Edward J. Clark Vice President 1998-2003 Peter C. Cook Michael E. Cuncannan Kevin P. Cusack ’80 Pamella G. DeVos Richard M. DeVos President 1991-1996, 1998-2003 Brian G. DeVries Marvin G. DeWitt Peter J. DeWitt II ’68 L.V. Eberhard John S. Edison David G. Frey Chad C. Frost Robert E. Fryling Harvey N. Gainey L. Douglas Gantos Paul K. Gaston Richard M. Gillett Thomas D. Gleason George H. Gordon Gary F. Goode Betty S. Burton Groce ’77 James P. Hackett T. James Hager Bill Hardiman ’77 Richard G. Haworth Doyle A. Hayes ’75 David M. Hecht Joyce F. Hecht Executive Director 1981-2000 Robert L. Herr John L. Hilt Kenneth J. Hoexum Theodore C. Hohman Earl D. Holton Robert L. Hooker Vice President 1982-1996 President 1996-1998 Robert D. Hovey J.C. Huizenga Allen I. Hunting Kyle S. Irwin

Michael J. Jandernoa Clare F. Jarecki Charles E. Johnson II Dale A. Johnson ’92 Dorothy A. Johnson Paul A. Johnson President 1981-1991 Patricia B. Johnson Brian Karrip Mary Ann Keeler Fred M. Keller Fred P. Keller John C. Kennedy Richard J. Lacks, Sr. Michael S. Lloyd John H. Logie Arend D. Lubbers Matthew E. McLogan Mary C. Meathe Jack H. Miller Gretchen Minnhaar Frederik G. H. Meijer Cyril F. Moore Leslie A. Murphy Richard W. Muzzy, Jr. Susan B. Muzzy William W. Nicholson Seymour K. Padnos Shelley E. Padnos Stuart B. Padnos Lawrence E. Pawl ’71 Robert C. Pew II Charles L. Royce, Sr. Bijan S. Saless Mary L. Scanlon Edward I. Schalon Roger E. Schwer ’80 Audrey M. Sebastian James R. Sebastian, Sr. Peter F. Secchia L. William Seidman John J. Shepard B. P. Sherwood III B. Miller Siegel Diana R. Sieger Valerie Pierre Simmons Jack P. Smith Joseph Spruit Thomas L. Stevens Leslie E. Tassell David L. Van Andel Jay Van Andel Frederick E. Vandenberg Keith C. VanderHyde, Jr. David A. VanderWall ’68 Ronald F. VanSteeland Victoria Verplank David J. Wagner Glenn M. Walters Maribeth G. Wardrop Ronald A. Williams Kate Pew Wolters

Casey Wondergem Vice President 1996-1998 Robert H. Wood

2000s

Roger A. Andersen James D. Bachmeier Shirley A. Balk John H. Batts Laurie F. Beard ’81 Robert P. Bernecker M. Catherine Bissell Juanita C. Briggs ’92 Donna K. Brooks Vice Chair 2003-present Jim W.F. Brooks Vice Chair 2003-present Sharon M. Buursma ’90 James V. Buzzitta John C. Canepa Edward J. Clark Vice President 1998-2003 Peter C. Cook Samuel M. Cummings Kevin P. Cusack ’80 Jessie F. Dalman Randall S. Damstra ’82 Pamella G. DeVos Richard M. DeVos President 1991-1996, 1998-2003 General Chair 2003-present Brian G. DeVries Marvin G. DeWitt Peter J. DeWitt II ’68 David G. Frey Harvey N. Gainey Virginia L. Gearhart Richard M. Gillett Daniel A. Gordon George H. Gordon Betty S. Burton Groce ’77 Robert D. Grooters Thomas J. Haas James P. Hackett Edward J. Hanenburg Bill Hardiman ’77 Richard P. Haslinger Ralph W. Hauenstein Richard G. Haworth Doyle A. Hayes ’75 David M. Hecht Joyce F. Hecht Executive Director 1981-2000 Robert L. Herr Thomas W. Hiller John L. Hilt Larry W. Hines Theodore C. Hohman Donnalee Holton

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Earl D. Holton Judith S. Hooker Robert L. Hooker J.C. Huizenga Daniel J. Hurwitz José A. Infante Kyle S. Irwin Nelson C. Jacobson Michael J. Jandernoa Clare F. Jarecki Bari S Johnson Charles E. Johnson II Charlotte A. Johnson Dorothy A. Johnson Gerald R. Johnson, Jr. Paul A. Johnson Patricia B. Johnson James L. Jurries Kevin T. Kabat James P. Keane Mary Ann Keeler Fred M. Keller Fred P. Keller John C. Kennedy Mary L. Kramer ’79 Michael S. Lloyd John H. Logie Arend D. Lubbers Chris A. McGuigan James E. McKay Frederik G. H. Meijer Starr Meijer Jack H. Miller Gretchen Minnhaar Cyril F. Moore Mark A. Murray Richard W. Muzzy, Jr. William W. Nicholson Michael K. Olthoff Seymour K. Padnos Shelley E. Padnos Stuart B. Padnos Christos T. Panopoulos Lawrence E. Pawl ’71 Robert C. Pew II Daniel B. Pfeiffer Margaret E. Potter Peter P. Renucci Charles L. Royce, Sr. Timothy O. Schad Edward I. Schalon Audrey M. Sebastian David S. Sebastian Peter F. Secchia L. William Seidman Virginia M. Seyferth ’83 John J. Shepard Victor Shepherd ’80 B. P. Sherwood III Diana R. Sieger Valerie Pierre Simmons Jack P. Smith

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Thomas L. Stevens Karen Henry Stokes Leslie E. Tassell James M. Teets Daniel W. Terpsma ’82 Peter M. Turner Carol Van Andel Jay Van Andel Michelle L. Van Dyke Frederick E. Vandenberg David A. VanderWall ’68 Richard H. VanderZyden Victoria Verplank David J. Wagner Glenn M. Walters Maribeth G. Wardrop Executive Director 2000-2012 Mitchell G. Watt John J. Wheeler Scott D. Wierda Meg Miller Willit Joyce S. Wisner Kate Pew Wolters Casey Wondergem Robert H. Wood Michael S. Youngdahl ’71

2010-2014

Roger A. Andersen James D. Bachmeier Shirley A. Balk John H. Batts Michael A. Batts Nancy L. Batts Laurie F. Beard ’81 Robert P. Bernecker M. Catherine Bissell Donna K. Brooks Vice Chair 2003-Present Jim W.F. Brooks Vice Chair 2003-Present Robert W. Browne Julie A. Bulson ’99, ’07 John H. Bultema III ’95 Sharon M. Buursma ’90 James V. Buzzitta John C. Canepa Edward J. Clark Samuel M. Cummings Kevin P. Cusack ’80 Jessie F. Dalman Randall S. Damstra ’82 Garth D. Deur ’82 Daniel G. DeVos Helen DeVos Pamella G. DeVos Richard M. DeVos General Chair 2003-present Gary D. DeWitt Peter J. DeWitt II ’68

James E. Dunlap Henry A. Fox, Jr. Thomas S. Fox David G. Frey Harvey N. Gainey Virginia L. Gearhart Daniel A. Gordon George H. Gordon John W. Green Betty S. Burton Groce ’77 Robert D. Grooters Thomas J. Haas James P. Hackett Edward J. Hanenburg Brian T. Harris Richard P. Haslinger Ralph W. Hauenstein Matthew R. Haworth Richard G. Haworth Doyle A. Hayes ’75 David M. Hecht Joyce F. Hecht Robert L. Herr Paul C. Hillegonds Thomas W. Hiller Larry W. Hines Donnalee Holton Earl D. Holton Judith S. Hooker Robert L. Hooker J.C. Huizenga Tammy L. Huizenga Daniel J. Hurwitz José A. Infante Kyle S. Irwin Nelson C. Jacobson Michael J. Jandernoa Bari S Johnson Charles E. Johnson II Dorothy A. Johnson Patricia B. Johnson James L. Jurries Kevin T. Kabat James P. Keane Mary Ann Keeler Fred P. Keller John C. Kennedy Robert L. Kersman Mary L. Kramer ’79 Michael S. Lloyd John H. Logie Karen M. Loth Executive Director 2012-present Arend D. Lubbers Nancy J. Lubbers Chris A. McGuigan David P. Mehney Frederik G. H. Meijer Hank Meijer Starr Meijer Jack H. Miller

Gretchen Minnhaar Mark A. Murray Richard W. Muzzy, Jr. Noreen K. Myers ’72 William W. Nicholson Michael K. Olthoff Jeffrey S. Padnos Seymour K. Padnos Shelley E. Padnos Stuart B. Padnos Christos T. Panopoulos Lawrence E. Pawl ’71 Peter M. Perez Robert C. Pew II Daniel B. Pfeiffer Margaret E. Potter Michael H. Price Peter P. Renucci Robert O. Roskam Charles L. Royce, Sr. Timothy R. Schowalter Arthur V. Scott Audrey M. Sebastian David S. Sebastian Peter F. Secchia Virginia M. Seyferth ’83 Victor Shepherd ’80 B. P. Sherwood III Mark F. Sherwood Diana R. Sieger Jack P. Smith Karen Henry Stokes James M. Teets Daniel W. Terpsma ’82 Jerry L. Tubergen Peter M. Turner Mary Tuuk Carol Van Andel Michelle L. Van Dyke David A. VanderWall ’68 Richard H. VanderZyden Michael R. VanGessel Victoria Verplank Maribeth G. Wardrop Executive Director 2000-2012 Mitchell G. Watt Sean P. Welsh Scott D. Wierda Meg Miller Willit Joyce S. Wisner Eric J. Wolff Kate Pew Wolters Robert H. Wood Michael S. Youngdahl ’71

2013 - 2014 DIRECTORS OFFICERS Richard M. DeVos General Chairman Donna K. Brooks Vice Chair James W.F. Brooks Vice Chair Karen M. Loth Executive Director Dorothy A. Johnson Secretary Edward J. Clark Assistant Secretary James D. Bachmeier Treasurer

ADVISORY CABINET John H. Batts Nancy L. Batts John C. Canepa Helen DeVos Henry A. Fox, Jr. Thomas S. Fox David G. Frey George H. Gordon Ralph W. Hauenstein Richard G. Haworth Earl D. Holton Robert L. Hooker Kevin T. Kabat Mary Ann Keeler Jack H. Miller William W. Nicholson Seymour K. Padnos Daniel B. Pfeiffer Charles L. Royce, Sr. Robert H. Wood

DIRECTORS Roger A. Andersen Michael A. Batts James D. Bachmeier Laurie Beard ’81 Robert P. Bernecker

M. Catherine Bissell Donna K. Brooks James W.F. Brooks Julie A. Bulson ’99, ’07 John H. Bultema III ’95 Sharon M. Buursma ’90 James V. Buzzitta Edward J. Clark Samuel M. Cummings Kevin P. Cusack ’80 Jessie F. Dalman Randall S. Damstra ’82 Garth D. Deur ’82 Daniel G. DeVos Pamella G. DeVos Gary D. DeWitt Peter J. DeWitt ’68 James E. Dunlap Harvey N. Gainey Virginia L. Gearhart Daniel A. Gordon John W. Green Betty S. Burton Groce ’77 Robert D. Grooters James P. Hackett Edward J. Hanenburg Brian T. Harris Richard P. Haslinger Matthew R. Haworth Doyle A. Hayes ’75 David M. Hecht Joyce F. Hecht Paul C. Hillegonds Thomas W. Hiller Larry W. Hines Donnalee Holton J.C. Huizenga Tammy L. Huizenga José A. Infante Kyle S. Irwin Nelson C. Jacobson Michael J. Jandernoa Bari S Johnson Charles E. Johnson II Dorothy A. Johnson James L. Jurries James P. Keane Fred P. Keller John C. Kennedy Robert L. Kersman Mary L. Kramer ’79 Michael S. Lloyd

Karen M. Loth Arend D. Lubbers Nancy J. Lubbers Chris A. McGuigan David P. Mehney Hank Meijer Starr Meijer Gretchen Minnhaar Mark A. Murray Richard W. Muzzy, Jr. Noreen K. Myers ’72 Michael K. Olthoff Jeffrey S. Padnos Shelley E. Padnos Christos T. Panopoulos Lawrence E. Pawl ’71 Peter M. Perez Margaret E. Potter Michael H. Price Peter P. Renucci Robert O. Roskam Timothy R. Schowalter David S. Sebastian Peter F. Secchia Virginia M. Seyferth ’83 Victor Shepherd ’80 B. P. Sherwood III Mark F. Sherwood Diana R. Sieger Jack P. Smith Karen Henry Stokes James M. Teets Daniel W. Terpsma ’82 Jerry L. Tubergen Peter M. Turner Mary Tuuk Carol Van Andel Richard H. VanderZyden Michelle L. Van Dyke Michael R. VanGessel Mitchell G. Watt Sean P. Welsh Scott D. Wierda Meg Miller Willit Joyce S. Wisner Eric J. Wolff Kate Pew Wolters Michael S. Youngdahl ’71

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F O U N D AT I O N SPRING RECEPTION GVU Foundation Directors gathered in May for the annual Foundation Spring Reception. This year the reception was held at Cascade Hills Country Club. At the reception, attendees were among the first to meet Dr. Diana Lawson, incoming dean for the Seidman College of Business.

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GILLETT SOCIETY C E L E B R AT I O N DINNER The Gillett Society met on May 15 at Kent Country Club for their celebration dinner and to welcome and induct new members to the society. The society is named in honor of Richard M. Gillett, one of Grand Valley's founders and the first president of the GVU Foundation. The society recognizes the 317 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have included Grand Valley in their will or estate plan.

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