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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 Funding Opportunities

Your support of the endowment is a critical investment that ensures future scholarship assistance for students, collaborative student/faculty research, and supports academic innovation in changing times. Your investment in Hope's endowment will ensure that the Hope experience will endure for future generations.

Endowed Scholarship Funds
A scholarship is considered endowed once reaching a market value of $25,000.

Endowed Professorships and Chairs
Hope currently has 23 endowed professorships and chairs. A contribution of $1 million allows Hope to fully recognize and support our current most distinguished faculty and staff in innovative research and sabbaticals. A contribution of $2 million recruits and creates a new position on the faculty.

Endowed Lectureships
Lectureships allow Hope to continue its rich tradition of fostering debate and discourse on issues of the day. Income is used to attract nationally renowned and distinguished speakers. Investments toward an endowed lectureship begin at $100,000.

Faculty Development Funds
Funds are to be directed by the President and Provost to encourage summer research among the faculty. Donors may establish this fund to honor family members, friends or faculty. Investments toward a faculty development funds begin at $100,000.

Student-Faculty Research Funds
These funds encourage student-faculty research across the curriculum. They provide summer stipends to students to allow them to remain on campus to work with their faculty members on research projects. Investments toward student-faculty research funds begin at $100,000.

General Endowment/Named Funds
Hope welcomes support and gifts from donors who have other specific and designated gifts in mind. Subject to approval by the college, donors will find flexibilty and cooperation in creating endowments to fund opportunities that meet their vision. Investments toward general endowment or named funds begin at $25,000.

Endowment Brochure (opens as pdf)


Prior to her death on July 24, 2005, Virginia Bosch memorialized her husband, the late Dr. Leon Bosch '29, through two different endowment funds.. Dr. Bosch, who died on Dec. 22, 2003, was a professor at the Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University for 45 years, including 10 years as associate dean. He was on the college's Board of Trustees for 20 years, and was instrumental in recruiting Dr. Gordon J. Van Wylen as Hope's ninth president. Virginia established the Dr. Leon Bosch '29 Endowed professorship in Business Management and also the Dr. Leon A. Bosch '29 and Virginia Bosch Scholarship. Funded in perpetuity, the chair and scholarship will serve as a lasting tribute even while making an enduring difference at Hope. Virginia also donated an office in the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.