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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)


Supporting Hope College

Your support of Hope College helps to assure that since its founding in 1866, future generations of Hope College students will enjoy many of the same educational opportunities and Hope experience from which you benefited. Our collective contributions help to provide for an exceptional educational experience at Hope College for all students. Your support is critical to the future of Hope students and Hope College.

Tuition and fees cover 74% of the cost of a Hope education. The balance is secured from endowment generated funds and annual support (the Hope Fund). In short, every student, no matter when they attended Hope, benefited from the generosity of others who went before them- and gave back. More than 83% of Hope students receive financial support through the Hope grants assistance program- funds generated by the College’s endowment.

We, as Hope College graduates and friends, have an obligation to see that the Hope experience is provided to future generations. Please join us in supporting Hope College in one or more of the following ways:

  • Contribute to the Hope Fund, on an annual basis.
  • Participate in current capital projects needs such as buildings and campus / program enhancements.
  • Include Hope College in your estate plan. Name Hope in your will, trust, or life insurance policy as a beneficiary. It is through these legacy contributions that Hope College has realized many generous gifts over decades.



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