Why GVSU Is The 'Gold Standard' For Faculty And Staff Fundraising

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When it comes to faculty and staff fundraising, Grand Valley State University just might be the “gold standard.”

That’s according to Karen Loth, GVSU’s vice president of university development, who recently reported that more than 55 percent of faculty and staff participated in GVSU’s most recent annual fundraising campaign. They committed to more than $537,000.

“We are up in the gold standard with that,” Loth said. “It shows how vested the faculty and staff is in the mission.”

GVSU says the national average of faculty and staff participation is around 10 percent. The university notes, however, that the number is incomplete because colleges and universities aren't required to disclose such information.

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