Here at the Johnson Center, you’ll get the unique opportunity to bridge the worlds of foundations, nonprofits, academics, and practitioners to advance the capacity of professionals and organizations working for the common good.
Professionals at the Johnson Center enjoy the benefits and human resource offerings of Grand Valley State University.
There are no open positions at this time.
Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. To view all open positions at GVSU, visit jobs.gvsu.edu.
Fellowships in Philanthropic Studies
The Johnson Center’s fellowships are open to GVSU faculty and students. Through original research, publication opportunities, and faculty-student mentorship, fellows are encouraged to explore new approaches to and ways of understanding philanthropy.
Agard Student Fellowships in Community Philanthropy
Kathy Agard retired as executive director of the Johnson Center in 2010, after a career providing leadership for the Michigan Community Foundations’ Youth Project and Learning to Give. Each year, two Agard Fellows are selected to engage in research in community philanthropy and to contribute to ongoing research at the Johnson Center.
Jay Glover, Graduate Student
Master of Public Administration, emphasis in nonprofit management
Orosz Student Fellowship in Philanthropy
Joel Orosz, distinguished professor of philanthropic studies emeritus at GVSU, founded The Grantmaking School and was a program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Each year, one Orosz Fellow is selected to engage in research in philanthropy as it relates to their academic discipline and to contribute to research at the Johnson Center.
Alexis Velazquez, Senior
Majoring in public and nonprofit administration
Mawby Faculty Fellowship in Philanthropic Studies
This fellowship honors long-time president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and co-founder of the Johnson Center, Russ Mawby. One faculty member is selected annually to conduct research focused on the intersection of philanthropy and their field of study. The fellow selects two undergraduate student fellows as research assistants.
Patty Janes, Ph.D.
Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management