Financial Donations


To help Pals Student Mentors continue down it's successful path of providing at-risk youth with positive experiences, please consider donating to our efforts. All general donations are tax deductible and can be completed through GVSU's University Development Office by searching for keyword Pals Student Mentors Fund. Please email us at if you plan to make a donation through GVSU's University Development Office.

Thank you to our donors:

  • Mark and Natalie Rose
  • Bradford White
  • Charter House
  • Town and Country

Event Sponsors


Pals Student Mentors graciously appreciates the generosity of businesses and organizations who have sponsored group events. Although these donations are not tax-deductible, we hope that donors attend thier sponsored events in order to see the smiles that thier donation created.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

  • Paul Mac Vane at Centennial Coatings for hosting snow tubing at Pando Winter Sports Park
  • Grand Valley National Art Education Association for hosting art events
  • Grand Valley Criminal Justice Student Association for hosting "Those Who Protect Us"

Material Donations


Pals Student Mentors graciously accepts any material donations to support the success of Pals Student Mentors and our mentees. One way is to donate to the Pals Room in Steepletown Neighborhood Services. Here, mentors and mentees are provided with the opportunity to play games, create crafts, and tutor. In addition, sports equipment and other outdoor play materials are available to be used. In addition, we happily accept donations for Pals Student Mentors group events and to benefit our youth altogether. If you would like to donate any materials, please contact us at

Thank you to our donors:

  • Steepletown Neighborhood Services for allowing Pals Student Mentors to use building space rent-free
  • College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley for donating t-shirts for all mentors and mentees
  • Wendy Griffin for donating winter coats, snow pants, and other winter necessities for our mentees
  • Evelyn Strictler for donating coloring books and crafts to the Pals Student Mentors room
  • Centennial Coatings for allowing Pals Student Mentors to print in color free of charge

Technical Sponsors


Pals Student Mentors strives to be the most technologically advanced mentoring program in the nation. By connecting to potential mentors on a variety of platforms we are able to ensure that our mentees are able to be matched with the best available mentors. Furthermore, a solid technology backbone helps our organization to run efficiently and quickly. As needed, we identify technology partners to provide us free licenses to further our goals.

Thank you to our donors:

  • WebSuperGoo for donating a license of ABCpdf which helps us to generate reports
  • Balsamiq for donating a license to help us create rapid prototypes and mockups of future functionality
  • Thank you to Markus Neuhoff for developing and creating the Pals Student Mentors website in addition to providing ongoing support and guidance