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College Advancement staff members stand ready to assist you with any questions you may have regarding methods of giving as well as opportunities for funding.

Please feel free to contact us at or the following address or telephone number:

Hope College
Office of College Advancement
141 East 12th Street
DeWitt Center
Holland, MI 49423

616-395-7899 (fax)



Endowment supports nearly every activity at Hope, providing the resources essential for the college to perform at the very highest level in offering an outstanding education for the college's students.

Endowment support is essential for attracting and retaining talented faculty and students. A strong endowment also helps ensure that Hope is able to continue to admit students based on their academic achievement regardless of their ability to pay. It pays for everything from faculty salaries and student scholarships, to putting computers into Hope laboratories.

Endowment's impact on tuition is significant. Through the combination of endowment income, support to the Hope Fund and income from auxiliary enterprises such as camps and conferences, Hope is able to give each student, effectively, a tuition discount of nearly $6,000.

Endowment gifts to the college have made a substantial difference in enhancing the college's ability to offer an outstanding educational experience.

Endowment Brochure (opens as pdf)

Learn about Endowment Funding Opportunities

Endowed Professorships and Chairs at Hope

The Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Funds at Hope

Departmental Discretionary Funds at Hope

Endowed Lectureships at Hope

Endowed Scholarships at Hope


An endowment gift from Larry Kieft '65 and his late wife Linda established a fund to help develop and enhance the college's grounds, including a circular nook near Dimnent Memorial Chapel that allows visitors to stop, relax and enjoy their surroundings.

Dynamic religion professor Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger, winner of the 1999 Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award, was named the first recipient of the John H. and Jeanne M. Jacobson Endowed Professorship in 2003. The chair was established by the Board of Trustees in honor of the Jacobsons on the occasion of their retirement. Dr. Jacobson served as president of Hope College from 1987 - 1999.