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Benefactors

2019 Benefactor 

The ROCK Center for Youth Development was selected as SVSU's charitable partner for the 16th annual “Battle of the Valley” fundraising competition.

The ROCK Center for Youth Development is a teen-focused organization that helps youth succeed and thrive. They are an independent, inclusive, non-profit that provides developmental education, after school programs, and community-based activities for middle and high school students. Their goal is to build tangible life skills, instill confidence and sense of belonging, and encourages healthy life choices and relationships in the teens they serve. The ROCK partners with parents and schools offering mentoring, emotional support, academic assistance, and positive role models for students, all in a safe, non-judgmental setting. 

Learn more at https://www.therockc4yd.org/about/.

Past recipients

COMBINED TOTAL: $652,385

Amount raised by SVSU

TOTAL: $425,657

2003 - $6,208 for Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters

2004 - $12,000 for Child Abuse and Neglect Council

2005 - $13,012 for United Way

2006 - $19,160 for Child and Family Services of Saginaw County

2007 - $20,319 for City Rescue Mission

2008 - $47,278 for Bay and Saginaw county chapters of Habitat for Humanity

2009 - $34,401 for Boys and Girls Club of Saginaw County

2010 - $40,088 for Salvation Army of Saginaw County

2011 - $26,623 for Underground Railroad of Saginaw

2012 - $30,224 for Great Lakes Bay Miracle League

2013 - $25,185 for Special Olympics, Area 22

2014 - $32,294 for the Cory Rivard Jr. Promise Foundation

2015 - $24,540 for Get Outside for a Healthier Inside

2016 - $26,000 for Hidden Harvest

2017 - $32,115 for Mustard Seed Women's Shelter

2018 - $36,210 for The Barb Smith Suicide Resource and Response Network

Amount raised by GVSU

TOTAL: $226,728

2003 - $8,500 for the West Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters

2004 - $7,500 for Alternatives in Motion

2005 - $7,327 for Make A Wish Foundation

2006 - $19,337 for Burton Middle School

2007 - $31,382 for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

2008 - $28,002 for Campfire USA

2009 - $19,299 for Kids Food Basket

2010 - $12,500 for Student Advancement Foundation (Grand Rapids Public Schools)

2011 - $12,381 for Make A Wish Foundation

2012 - $1,100 for Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

2013 - $11,137 for S.P.O.R.T.S.

2014 - $7,000 for Grand Valley Children's Fund

2015 - $12,000 for Laker Children's Fund

2016 - $17,331 for Laker Children's Fund

2017 - $17,017 for Laker Children's Fund

2018 - $14,915 for Replenish Food Pantry