Gift Clubs

To recognize and thank donors for their generous contributions and support of Hope College, the Hope Fund has several Gift Clubs.

Gift Club Memberships are renewable each year and corporate matching gifts count toward club memberships.  In addition, with a gift of $2,500 or more, donors can become members of Giving Society Circles.  Members of all Gift Clubs and Giving Society Circles are recognized by name in the Hope College Annual Report in the President’s Honor Roll of Donors.

Gift Clubs Range of Gifts
First Decade Club $100 or more 
Orange and Blue Club     $250 to $499
Pacesetters Club   $500 to $749
Founders Club   $750 to $999
Anchor Club  $1,000 to $2,499
Van Raalte Circle   $2,500 to $4,999
Presidents Circle     $5,000 to $9,999  
Trustees Circle $10,000 or more


In addition to the Hope Fund Gift Clubs, donors to the college also have an opportunity to become Hope Builders.  Hope Builders are alumni, parents, friends, businesses, or churches that have contributed to any fund at Hope College for three or more consecutive years.  Hope Builders are recognized in the Hope College Annual Report by an anchor before their names.   Three years of giving would include the current fiscal year plus the two previous years. The Hope Fund is especially thankful for those donors who continue this kind of support through many years of faithful giving to the college.

Gift Clubs

  First Decade Club
The First Decade Club recognizes Hope's recent graduates who know the importance of the Hope Fund and their participation in it. Members have graduated within the past ten years and have established a giving record of $100 or more each year.
Orange and Blue Club
Members of the Orange and Blue Club recognize the excellence of Hope College with their support.  This group of alumni, parents, and friends consistently share their enthusiasm for Hope College by making an annual gift to the Hope Fund of $250 to $499 in the current fiscal year. 
   Pacesetters Club
Pacesetters understand the important role of assisting Hope College in providing an outstanding educational experience for current students. Pacesetters contribute $500 - $749 in unrestricted gifts to the Hope Fund each year.
  Founders Club
The Founders Club consists of individuals dedicated to the vision of Hope's Founder, Albertus C. Van Raalte. They believe Hope College is an "anchor of Hope for the future." Founders Society members contribute $750 - $999 in unrestricted gifts each year to the Hope Fund.

Anchor Club
The Anchor Club members give tangible expression of their commitment to Hope College by contributing $1,000-$2,499 each year to the Hope Fund. This strong support helps to underwrite programs of academic excellence so that Hope can continue to train students for lives of leadership and service in a global society.

Giving Society Circles

Van Raalte Circle
It took faith and vision to start Hope College. It takes faith and vision to sustain Hope College. Members of the Van Raalte Society possess this faith and vision and distinguish themselves by contributing $2,500 - $4,999 each year to the Hope Fund.
  Presidents Circle
The Presidents Circle consists of donors who wholeheartedly support the mission of Hope College to educate students through academic and co-curricular programs in the liberal arts.  This dedicated, solid group of alumni and friends give annual leadership gifts to the Hope Fund of $5,000 to $9,999.
  Trustees Circle
The Trustees Circle honors alumni, parents and friends whose annual gifts total $10,000 or more to the Hope Fund. The message continually reinforced to members of this group is "Of all the contributors, your exceptional level of support does not go unnoticed -- and the lasting impact of such generous support is most appreciated."