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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)


Stewardship and Donor Recognition

“To give away money is an easy matter and in anyone’s power. But to decide whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every person’s power- nor an easy matter. Hence it is that such excellence is rare, praiseworthy and noble.” –Aristotle

College Advancement has established eight goals working to achieve good stewardship of resources and this desired impact of supporters. They are as follows:

  • You will be known by the College and be recognized and familiar to college officials. Your record will be accurate and complete.
  • You will be thanked. The thank-you will be timely and accurate.
  • Your gift and support will be recognized by the College. Citations will be accurate and consistent.
  • You will feel included. You will be invited to special events commensurate with your support.
  • You will be well-informed by the College. You will receive communication pertaining to the use of your gift consistent with any restrictions.
  • You will be remembered by the College. Signs, memorials, legacies and endowments will be reserved and recalled.
  • You will be appreciated by the College. Your value to Hope will be evident and sustained into the future.
  • You will know you have made a difference. You may expect evidence and assurance that your gift constitutes a measurable and meaningful benefit to the College and her students.

We at Hope College and within the College Advancement staff strive to steward your support and demonstrate how your gift achieves a desired impact. Our goal is that Hope College will nurture and affirm relationships with you who invest your resources in the college and, ultimately, the assurance that your confidence and generosity are well-placed, and beneficial to Hope College.



The Hope Fund provides flexible, unrestricted dollars to support and enhance the academic mission of the college. An annual gift enables alumni, parents, and friends to partner in making a difference in the lives of many students. learn more

Scholarship support assures that future Hope students will enjoy the same educational opportunities as did past generations. learn more

Endowment supports nearly every activity at Hope, providing the resources essential for the college to perform at the very highest level. learn more

Although Hope is about more than bricks and mortar, capital projects provide the learning space and resources members of the Hope community need to achieve to their fullest potential. Learn more about our recent, current and upcoming projects

Developing your estate plans? Include Hope in your will or trust as a beneficiary. It is through a legacy contribution that Hope College has realized so many generous gifts over decades. After all, if we do not act on the premise of giving as those who gave before us, who will? learn more

External grant support for Hope programs and faculty reflects the high regard in which the college and its professors are held. learn more