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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 advancement@hope.edu or the following address or telephone number:

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

616-395-7775
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Specified Endowed Funds

Specified gifts to Hope College are used to establish endowed funds to support the work of faculty and staff. The college believes it is important that funds be made available for the continued personal growth of faculty and staff. These opportunities are essential for maintaining quality education at Hope. Revenue from these funds is used for individual enrichment and research, endowed lectureships and departmental programs.

Endowment at Hope

Endowment Brochure (opens as pdf)

Endowment Funding Opportunities

Endowed Professorships

The Jacob E. Nyenhuis
Faculty Development Funds

Endowed Student Research Funds

Departmental Discretionary Funds

Endowed Lectureships

College Advancement staff members stand ready to assist you with any questions you may have regarding establishing an endowed fund at Hope College. Please feel free to contact us at 616-395-7775 or advancement@hope.edu.

Endowed Scholarships


Endowed Professorships


GENEVRA THOME BEGG DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES—An endowed fund established by the late Genevra Begg. Her love of libraries and the college resulted in her bequest to establish the Genevra Thome Begg Director of Libraries.

Kelly Jacobsma is the Genevra Thome Begg Director of Libraries. learn more

EVERT J. AND HATTIE E. BLEKKINK PROFESSORSHIP—An endowed professorship created from the bequest of the late Victor and Ruth Blekkink in honor of their parents to provide financial support for a member of the faculty who is selected on the basis of a distinguished record as an outstanding teacher, recognized scholarly contributions, and significant contributions to the overall mission of the college. The professorship is open to faculty members in the Departments of Education and Religion.

Dr. Barry Bandstra of the religion faculty holds the Evert J. and Hattie E. Blekkink Professorship. learn more

DR. LEON A. BOSCH '29 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT—An endowed professorship funded in 2005 through the estate of Virginia French Bosch in honor of her husband, Dr. Leon A. Bosch '29. The appointment is to be held by an outstanding faculty member in the Department of Department of Economics, Management and Accounting, who has a strong interest in management and organizational development.

Dr. Tom Smith of the economics, management and accounting faculty holds the Dr. Leon A. Bosch '29 Professorship in Business and Management. learn more

SUSAN M. AND GLENN G. CHERUP ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION—An endowed professorship established by Susan M. Mooy ‘64 Cherup and Glenn G. Cherup, along with an anonymous donor, to provide financial support for a member of the faculty who is an outstanding teacher, demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Hope College, and has a record of recognized excellence in preparing undergraduates for careers as teachers.  The professorship is held by a member of the Education Department with preference given to a qualified professor whose work is focused on children with special needs.  The professorship shall be held for a term of five years and may be renewed once.

Dr. John Yelding of the education faculty holds the Susan M. and Glenn G. Cherup Endowed Professorship in Education. learn more

PETER C. AND EMAJEAN COOK ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—An endowed professorship established by Peter C. and Emajean Cook to provide financial support for a faculty member who has an established record of excellence as a Christian scholar, as evidenced by effectiveness in teaching, a record of scholarship, a Christian life marked by a meaningful integration of faith and practice, and who subscribes to the concept and principle of the free enterprise system.

Dr. Peter Schakel of the English faculty holds the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Endowed Professorship. learn more

REVEREND FREDERICH GARRETT AND HELEN FLOOR DEKKER ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—A professorship established by the estate of Dr. Fred H. and Marie V. Buranek Decker to provide financial support for a faculty member who has an established record of excellence in biophysics, biomedicine or biology.

Dr. Maria Burnatowska-Hledin of the Hope College biology and chemistry faculty hold's the Reverend Frederich Garrett and Helen Floor Dekker Endowed Professorship.
learn more

DOROTHY WILEY DeLONG PROFESSORSHIP IN DANCE—An endowed professorship in honor of Dorothy Wiley De Long established by Mr. and Mrs. William P. De Long; their children, Dr. and Mrs. Jack De Long and Mr. and Mrs. Ted De Long; and friends and associates of Mrs. De Long. Dorothy Wiley De Long was actively involved in dance throughout her life, and was a leader in introducing dance to the community and to Hope College. This professorship is held by a faculty member in the Department of Dance.

DUMEZ ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—An endowed professorship established in 1996 by Mrs. Mabelle DuMez Frei, a 1926 graduate of Hope College. Its purpose is to provide financial support to a faculty member within the English Department who has a distinguished record of achievement both as a teacher and as scholar.

Dr. John Cox '67 holds the DuMez Endowed Professorship in English. learn more

GRANGER ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING—This fund was established through the generosity of Ronald Keith & Donna Mae Granger of Lansing, Michigan. The Grangers are business leaders known for demonstrating their Christian faith by investing their time, talent and treasure, making a positive difference in their community. This fund will recognize an outstanding professor with a
spiritually mature Christian faith whose teaching and actions are
exemplary, and who makes a positive difference in the lives of Hope College students and the world beyond. This professorship is held by a faculty member in the Department of Economics, Management & Accounting who openly shares his or her Christianity to help students grow in their own faith while at Hope College.

Dr. Todd Steen holds the Granger Professorship in Economics, Management and Accounting. learn more

ROBERT W. HAACK PROFESSORSHIP OF ECONOMICS—An endowed professorship established by Mr. Robert W. Haack '38, a distinguished business leader, most notably as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Stock Exchange and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Corporation. Following retirement, Mr. Haack served as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of major U.S. corporations. This professorship is to be held by a distinguished economist dedicated to teaching, research and the mission of Hope College.

Dr. John E. Lunn of the economics, management and accounting faculty, holds the Robert W. Haack Professorship in Economics. learn more

ELMER E. HARTGERINK '39 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN CHEMISTRY —An endowed professorship established in 1991 by Elmer and Margaret Hartgerink through a gift of stock in the Wyckoff Chemical Company in South Haven, MI, where Elmer Hartgerink served as chairman and CEO from 1979-1989. The holder of the professorship
is required to be outstanding chemist dedicated to students, teaching and research, and committed to the Christian faith.

Dr. Graham Peaslee of the chemistry faculty holds the Elmer E. Hartgerink Professor of Chemistry. learn more

KENNETH G. HERRICK ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—An endowed chair established in 1981, and named in honor of Mr. Kenneth G. Herrick, President of the Herrick Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Tecumseh Products, Inc., in recognition of and appreciation for his generous support of Hope College. This chair is held by a faculty member in one of the following Departments: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics, Management and Accounting; Geology; Mathematics; or Physics.

Dr. Paul DeYoung '77 is the Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Physics. learn more

DRS. EDWARD A. AND ELIZABETH HOFMA ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—An endowed professorship established by the Board of Trustees of the Drs. Edward A. and Elizabeth Hofma Trust, to be held by a faculty member who has a major responsibility for the instruction of pre-medical students. Normally, this will be a member of the Biology Department or the Chemistry Department. Drs. Edward A. and Elizabeth Hofma were longtime residents of Grand Haven, Michigan, in which community these doctors served as distinguished and respected physicians.

Dr. William Polik holds the Edward and Elizabeth Hofma Professor of Chemistry. learn more

JOHN H. AND JEANNE M. JACOBSON ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—The Jacobson endowed professorship was established by the Board of Trustees of Hope College in 1999 to honor Dr. John H. Jacobson, the tenth President of Hope College (1987-1999), and his wife, Dr. Jeanne Jacobson, Adjunct Professor of Education (1996-1999) and Senior Research Fellow of the A.C. Van Raalte Institute at Hope College. Before coming to Hope College, the Jacobsons had distinguished careers in education in both Florida and New York. The Jacobson Professorship will be held by tenured faulty members with a commitment to the Christian faith who are outstanding teacher-scholars or artists and who propose to conduct a significant program of research or creative activity.

Dr. Charlotte vanOyen-Witvliet of the psychology faculty holds the John H. and Jeanne M. Jacobson Endowed Professorship. learn more

LEONARD AND MARJORIE MAAS ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN REFORMED THEOLOGY—An endowed professorship established by Leonard and Marjorie Maas in 2006 for a faculty member whose scholarly emphasis is on the historical and philosophical development of Reformed theology through the present day. The professorship is established through the generosity of Leonard and Marjorie Maas, longtime supporters of Hope, lifelong members of the Reformed Church in America, and recipients of honorary doctorates from the college. This chair is held by a faculty member who has a distinguished record of achievement as both teacher and scholar and one who has mature understanding of and commitment to the Christian faith.
Dr. Mark Husbands of the religion faculty holds the Leonard and Marjorie Maas Endowed Professorship in Reformed Theology. learn more

HOWARD R. AND MARGARET E. SLUYTER ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN ART AND DESIGN—An endowed professorship given by Mrs. Margaret E. Sluyter to be held by a faculty member in the Department of Art whose primary responsibilities are teaching courses and professional activity in the field of interior design. Dr. Howard R. Sluyter graduated from Hope in 1928 and
had a distinguished career in business. He served as a Trustee of Hope College from 1971-1986. Through her life-long interest and involvement in interior design, Mrs. Sluyter recognized the place of interior design in a liberal arts curriculum.

Professor Stephanie Milanowski, Assistant Professor of Art and
Design, holds the Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Endowed Professorship.
learn more

ARNOLD AND ESTHER SONNEVELDT ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION—An endowed professorship established to honor Arnold and Esther Sonneveldt of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Sonneveldts are leaders in the bakery business in west Michigan and dedicated church leaders in the Reformed Church in America. They have four children, all of whom attended Hope College. This chair will be held by a faculty member within the Department of Education who is an outstanding teacher and demonstrates a commitment to the Christian faith and to preparing young people for the field of education.

Professor Susan Mooy '64 Cherup holds the Arnold and Esther Sonneveldt Endowed Professorship in Education. learn more

GUY VANDER JAGT '53 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—This endowed professorship established by friends of the Honorable Guy Vander Jagt as an expression of their appreciation for his distinguished leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives and for his dedication to the ideals and values that have been the inherent strength of our nation. Mr. Vander Jagt, a 1953 graduate of Hope College and a student leader and distinguished orator while at Hope, has won national acclaim as an orator. He served in the Congress of the United States from 1966-1992 as Representative of the Ninth Congressional District in Michigan. In recognition of his distinguished career, the Board of Trustees of Hope College conferred upon Mr. Vander Jagt the honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1983. This professorship is held by a distinguished faculty member, preferably one who has a special interest in oratory, or the interface between politics and communication.

Dr. James Herrick is the Guy Vander Jagt Professor of Communication. learn more

LAVERN '39 AND BETTY DEPREE '41 VAN KLEY ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—A four-year rotating endowed professorship established through the generosity of Lavern and Betty DePree Van Kley to recognize an outstanding teacher-scholar who exemplifies in their personal and professional lives the Christian values which have marked the Hope experience since its founding.

Dr. Anne R. Larsen is the Lavern '39 and Betty De Pree '41 Van Kley Professor of French. learn more

HARRISON C. AND MARY L. VISSCHER ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN GENETICS—An endowed professorship established by Dr. Harrison C. Visscher '51 and Mary L. Zweizig '52 Visscher. This professorship is to be held by a distinguished member of the biology faculty who leads an active teaching and research program in the field of genetics and/or molecular biology and demonstrates in their professional and personal life a commitment to the mission of college.

Dr. Aaron Best of the biology faculty has been appointed the first recipient of the Harrison C. and Mary L. Visscher Endowed Professorship in Genetics. learn more

T. ELLIOT WEIER PROFESSORSHIP IN BIOLOGY—A fund established by a bequest from the late Katherine. S. Weier to provide financial support for a faculty member within the Biology Department who has a distinguished record of achievement both as a teacher and a scholar. Each appointee is to be publicly referred to as The Weier Professor of Plant Science.

Dr. Christopher Barney holds the T. Elliot Weier Professorship in Biology. learn more

KENNETH J. WELLER '48 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN MANAGEMENT — This professorship was established in 2011 with a generous leadership gift from James ’63 and Ginger Huizenga ’64 Jurries in honor of Kenneth J. Weller ’48, Jim’s cherished mentor at Hope. This appointment is for a faculty mentor in the department of Economics, Management and Accounting. The holder of this professorship shall have a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and leadership, and a demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith. The appointment is for a five-year period and is renewable.

Dr. Stacy L. Jackson is the Kenneth J. Weller Professor of Management. learn more

JOHN DIRK WERKMAN ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP—An endowed chair established by Mary K. Werkman in the name of her husband, John Dirk Werkman, a graduate of Hope College in 1889. This professorship is held by a faculty member at Hope College who has a distinguished record of achievement as both teacher and scholar.

Dr. Thomas Ludwig is the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology. learn more

Other Endowed Positions

ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER ENDOWED POSITION—An endowed position within the Academic Support Center funded by an anonymous donor in 2013 in gratitude for the support their son received from Louise Shumaker and other academic support staff during his time as a Hope student.  This position is intended to strengthen the college’s program of providing needed support for students and add to the capacity of the department.

HINGA-BOERSMA DEAN OF THE CHAPEL—Max '46 and Connie Hinga '49 Boersma established this fund to support an endowed position, Dean of the Chapel, in honor of Connie's father, Milton "Bud" Hinga. The Dean of the Chapel's office will support efforts to strengthen the spiritual life of the Hope College campus and to enable the influence of the college's Christian life and witness to extend beyond Hope's borders.

The Rev. Trygve D. Johnson is the Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel. learn more

MAAS ENDOWED CHAPLAINCY—This fund was established through the generosity of Leonard and Marjorie Maas. Holders of this endowed chaplaincy will assist individual students and groups of students to respond to personal and spiritual challenges and to grow in their faith. The Chaplain will support groups of students who seek to meet, share, learn, serve and pray together.

The Rev. Paul Boersma '82 of the campus ministries staff holds the Leonard and Marjorie Maas Endowed Chaplaincy. learn more


The Jacob E. Nyenhuis
Faculty Development Funds


MR. AND MRS. CHRISTIAN BECKER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—This award is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Becker. This fund is awarded by the college to a person who has attained distinction as a scholar and teacher within the field of economic discipline. Given by Mr. and Mrs. Becker's children.

BROOKSTRA FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—This fund was established through the generosity of the family of Dr. Arthur Brookstra, and in special recognition of Miss Mardelle Brookstra, a longtime employee of Hope College. The income from this fund is used to support the self-renewal of faculty, and can be used for summer grants or any other purpose that is consistent with the President's Discretionary Fund for Self-Renewal.

AL & PHYLLIS BURSMA COLLABORATIVE SUMMER RESEARCH FUND—This fund is established to provide support for summer collaborative student and faculty research in the humanities or the arts as the first and second choice. If there are not projects in these areas, the grant money would support summer collaborative research in the social sciences. Recommendations for funding are made by the selection committee in response to applications from faculty.

DAVID AND CAROL COLE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—This fund was established by David and Carol Cole, parents of Scott '90 and Christopher '92 Cole, to be used for faculty enrichment and research within the Department of Education.

COLLEGIAL FUND FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT—A fund provided by members of the faculty in support of their colleagues' professional development and creative scholarship.

MARJORIE DEN UYL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—An annual award to a member of the music faculty to enable this person to enrich his/her performance and/or teaching ability. Any faculty member within the Department of Music who has taught at Hope College for a minimum of two years is eligible to apply for this grant. The final selection will be made by the Provost after appropriate consultation with the Chairperson of the Department of Music and the Faculty Status Committee.

SIMON DEN UYL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT—The Den Uyl Fellowship is awarded annually to a member of the Hope College faculty who has attained marked distinction in his academic career and who proposes a study of considerable scope promising future benefits to the college. It is named in honor of Dr. Simon D. Den Uyl '19 who initiated the Fellowship in 1958 and who has made possible its establishment as an annual award. The Den Uyl Fellow is selected by a faculty committee and the administration and is the highest award given a Hope teacher by his faculty colleagues.

EDWARD D. DIMNENT FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Randall M. Dekker in honor of Edward D. Dimnent, who served Hope College as registrar, treasurer and teacher and as its fifth president. The income from this fund is for faculty renewal and study projects. It can be used for summer grants or any other purpose consistent with the President's Discretionary Fund for Self-Renewal. Requests for grants from this fund are channeled through the Office of the Provost.

ANTHONY AND MAE DEPREE '12 LUIDENS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund awarded annually to support the study of some aspect of the relation between the Church and contemporary society—with particular focus on national and global issues.

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A Faculty Development Fund Established By The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, New York.

JOBE AND JULIE MORRISON FAMILY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund established by the Morrison family to support faculty development.

DR. JUDITH A. MOTIFF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund created by family and friends of the late Judith A. Motiff, Hope professor of French 1969-2000, to support teaching, faculty professional development, and creative scholarship within the Department of French.

NORMAN AND RUTH PEALE FUND—A fund established by Dr. and Mrs. Norman Peale to support faculty/student research in contemporary religious thought.

ALBERTUS PIETERS (SHOEMAKER) FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—The Pieters-Shoemaker Faculty Development Fund was created in honor of Albertus Pieters, College Pastor and Distinguished Professor of Biblical Literature at Hope in the 1920s, by the Shoemaker family. This fund provides monies for self-renewal and study projects pertaining to teaching courses relating the sciences to the Christian faith. Funds may be given to either faculty members or students, or to acquire library resources to accomplish this purpose.

REIMOLD FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—An award, given in memory of his mother by Mr. O.J. Reimold II, is awarded to the member of the faculty whose proposal for summer research and writing best offers effective expression of those spiritual and cultural values which motivated the founder of Hope College, Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte, and which gives promise of resulting in scholarly or literary publication.

Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Faculty Development Fund—A fund established in 1995 through the generosity of Margaret Sluyter. The income from this fund will be used for faculty development at Hope College.

JOHN R. SOETER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—Established in 1997 by Dr. John R. Soeter ’57 for faculty in the Natural Sciences Division.

MINER AND DURETH BOUMA STEGENGA FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—Awarded annually to support the study of some aspect of the relation between the Church and contemporary society—with particular focus on state and regional issues.

STROSACKER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund established by the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, Michigan, for faculty development.

HENRY TEN HOOR HUMANITIES FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund established by Dr. Henry tenHoor to support faculty development within the Humanities.

THIRD REFORMED CHURCH FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund established through the generosity of the Third Reformed Church in Holland. The income is to be used for faculty to continue their scholarly pursuits to further improve the academic excellence of Hope College. Preference is to be given to members of the Religion and Philosophy faculties in making this award.

JEROLD PAUL '55 & LOIS TORNGA '56 VELDMAN FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund provided by Jerold and Lois Veldman in honor of their parents, the Rev. Jerry Arthur '25 and Adelaide Borgman ' 25 Veldman, and Herman and Frances Naber Tornga. This is to be part of the Nyenhuis Faculty Development Funds.

WILLARD WICHERS FUND FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT—A gift from Dr. and Mrs. Henri Theil to honor their friend, Willard C. Wichers. The fund is to be used for faculty development.

MATTHEW J. AND ANNE C. WILSON FOUNDATION FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—The Matthew J. and Anne C. Wilson Foundation Trust Fund has provided a number of gifts held as an endowment, the interest from which is used for faculty development and advanced study. The mainstay of the fund is to encourage full-time members of the faculty to grow as scholarly teachers through summer study and research. A special committee of faculty and administration determines award recipients annually from applications submitted by the faculty.

YNTEMA FAMILY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund established to recognize the many contributions of Prof. and Mrs. Douwe B. Yntema and their children to education. Prof. Douwe Bauke Yntema, a graduate of Hope in 1876, served as Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Hope College from 1893 to 1916. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Loomis Yntema, herself a teacher, was known for her dedication and love for learning. Their six children, each a graduate of Hope College, had distinguished academic careers and made outstanding contributions to education. Hessel Edward Yntema '12 was a Rhodes Scholar and Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and the University of Michigan. Leonard Francis Yntema '15 served as Professor of Chemistry and Vice President for Research at the University of Illinois. Clara Elizabeth Yntema '16 was an outstanding high school teacher of Latin and mathematics. Theodore Otte Yntema '21 served as Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and later as Vice President for Finance at Ford Motor Company. Dwight Baldwin Yntema '26 served as Professor of Economics and Business Administration, and Chairman of this department at Hope College. Chester Loomis Yntema '26 was Professor of Anatomy at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. The income from this fund, which was provided through the generosity of Dr. Theodore O. Yntema, is designated for faculty development that furthers excellence in scholarship and teaching.


Endowed Student Research Funds


ALTRUISTIC ECONOMICS RESEARCH FUNDA fund to support the analysis, development, collection, research and dissemination of ideas, principles and data as it relates to economics of any and all altruistic service and charitable focused, motivated, enabled or facilitated activities, groups, collectives, organizations, churches, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, libraries and associations to measure the impact of all forms of altruistic service and charitable activities and ideas on the individual family and the state, local, national and global economy.

BIOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH FUND—A fund to provide financial assistance to a deserving Hope student engaged in research in the college's Department of Biology with special preference given to a student doing research in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Conservation, or Environmental Science. Established by a family in recognition of their student's experience performing undergraduate research in Biology while attending Hope.

AL AND PHYLLIS BURSMA SUMMER RESEARCH FUND IN THE HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS—A fund established to provide support for summer collaborative student/faculty research in the humanities or the arts with preference given to research in the humanities. If there are no projects in these areas, the grant money would support summer collaborative research in the social sciences.

CHEMISTRY UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH FUND—A fund established by Huron Technologies Inc. to support undergraduate summer research in Chemistry.

STANLEY BUSMAN CHEMISTRY SUMMER RESEARCH FUND—A fund established by Stanley Busman to support student summer research in Chemistry.

DR. BERNARD J. DEWITT CHEMSITRY RESEARCH FUND—A fund established by his wife, Pauline J. DeWitt and children, Deborah DeWitt and David DeWitt, in memory of the late Bernard J. DeWitt, BS, Hope College, 1937; PhD, Carnegie Mellon, 1940. The fund provides a stipend for a summer research student in chemistry

CHEMISTRY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FUND—An endowed fund established to promote undergraduate research in all fields of chemistry. Income from this fund is to be used at the discretion of the faculty of the Department of Chemistry for the support of undergraduate research and student research fellowships.

CUPERY STUDENT RESEARCH FUND—A fund established by Dr. Martin E. Cupery '24 in memory of his wife, Susanna Ouweneel Cupery. Awards from this fund are used to support student research in biochemistry and chemistry.

HERB DERSHEM COMPUTER SCIENCE SUMMER RESEARCH FUND—A fund to provide assistance to deserving students engaged in summer research in the field of computer science. This fund was established to honor Professor Herb Dershem. Professor Herb Dershem has made significant contributions to the lives of Hope College students for over 38 years, both academically and personally.

DE VRIES SUMMER RESEARCH FUND—A fellowship established by Dr. John E. De Vries '41 and his wife, Ruth. Awards from this fund are used to support student research in chemistry.

JOHN AND ELEANOR DWYER FUND FOR SUMMER RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY—A fund established through the estate of John and Eleanor Dwyer to support student summer research in Chemistry.

JAY FOLKERT AND CHARLES STEKETEE MATHEMATICS RESEARCH FUND—A fund to provide summer research stipends for mathematics students. The fund was established by the faculty, alumni and friends of the Department of Mathematics at Hope College in honor of Jay Folkert '39 and Charles Steketee '37, whose years of teaching and service have been an inspiration to their colleagues and more than a generation of Hope students.

DR. HARRY AND JEANNETTE FRISSEL RESEARCH FUND—A fund to honor a former Department of Physics Chairman and his wife. In recognition of the importance of faculty-directed research for students, the fund provides for such research by a student during the summer or the academic year. The student is to be a promising physics major who has completed at least his/her sophomore year.

FRITZI SENNET SUMMER RESEARCH FUND FOR KINESIOLOGY— A fund established in honor of and through the estate of Fritzi Sennett to support summer research in Kinesiology.

HENDERSON FUND FOR KINESIOLOGY STUDENT RESEARCH— A fund established by Thomas and Charlotte Henderson to suppor summer research in Kinesiology.

L.T. GUESS PHYSICS RESEARCH FUND—A physics research fund established by L.T. Guess in appreciation for his granddaughter's education and summer research experience in physics at Hope College.  L.T. obtained minors in physics and mathematics from Purdue University.  The fund provides support for research by a student during the summer or the academic year.  The student is to be a declared physics major with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

CURTIS A. JACOBS MEMORIAL MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS RESEARCH FUND—A fund to provide for the summer research of a student majoring or minoring in mathematics, with first preference given to research in the area of probability and statistics. Given in memory of Curtis A. Jacobs '63 by his family and friends.

ROBERT J MOTZER '77 CHEMISTRY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FUND—A fund to support the research of a chemistry student. This fund is given in honor of Dr. Robert Motzer by Ralph C. Ferrara.

ROGER L. MULDER '61 AND BEVERLY MULDER CHEMISTRY FUND—A fund established in 2007 by Roger and Beverly Mulder to provide support for the travel expenses  of chemistry majors when attending meetings where they will present the results of their research.  This fund will enhance the undergraduate research experience by providing opportunities for students to interact with a broad range of professionals in the discipline.  The Chairperson of the Chemistry Department will administer the travel awards.

THOMAS L. RIECHEL ENDOWED FUND FOR SUMMER RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY—A fund established Thomas and Robin Riechel in 2006. The fund provides a stipend for a summer research student in chemistry.

SMALLEGAN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FUND—A fund to support the summer research of a Hope Chemistry student, with preference given to a female student. The fund is given to the glory of God in memory of Dick Edward '15 and Anna Klooster Smallegan, by their children, Marian Smallegan '45, and John '51 and Evelyn '50 Smallegan.

TANIS MATHEMATICS RESEARCH FUND—For the support of students majoring in mathematics, with priority given to students whose projects involve probability and/or statistics.

NICHOLAS VER HEY '75 GEOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH FUND —A fund to provide financial assistance to deserving Hope College students engaged in summer research in the college's Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences. Established by friends of Nicholas Ver Hey '75 in his memory and with appreciation for his excellent undergraduate experience at Hope College.

DONALD W. VISSER '37 SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP—A fellowship established by Dr. Donald W. Visser, Class of 1937, and his wife, Marie. Awards from this fund are used to support student research in chemistry and biochemistry.


Departmental Discretionary Funds


THOMAS CHESTER ANDREWS ’84 ENDOWMENT IN CREATIVE WRITING—A fund established by Ray and Alice Andrews in memory of their son, Tom Andrews, Hope Class of 1984, the income from which will be used annually to support a visiting writer at Hope.

HELEN BETKE FUND FOR MUSIC ENRICHMENT—A fund established to provide
resources for the Department of Music.  At the discretion of the chair in consultation with departmental faculty, grants will be made toprovide special enrichment opportunities for students.  Given in memory of Helen Betke by her family.

CENTER FOR MINISTRY STUDIES ENDOWMENT FUND—This Endowment Fund will support the operations of the Center for Ministry Studies, home of the Studies in Ministry Minor. The Center's mission is to prepare students for work in churches and para-church ministries and provide programs for adults seeking theological grounding for ministries in a variety of settings.

JEAN MASON '45 DEBBINK FUND—A fund established through the generosity of Jean Mason '45 Debbink, the income from which will be used to support faculty development in the Department of Nursing. In the event the Department of Nursing is no longer maintained at Hope College, income from the fund may be used for general faculty development at the discretion of the Provost.

JOHN AND RUTH DE VRIES CHEMISTRY FUND—A fund established by Dr. and Mrs. John E. De Vries of Palo Alto, California. The income is used at the discretion of the department chairperson and senior members of the faculty to support the programs of the Department of Chemistry.

THOMAS DONIA MEMORIAL FUND—A fund established in memory of Thomas Donia '73, by family and friends to assist the Department of Music of Hope College in providing musical programs of quality and distinction.

DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS IN CHEMISTRY—Established to support outstanding students who plan to pursue a career in chemistry.

PAUL G. FRIED '46 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FUND—This fund was established in 1968 as The Vienna Fund by persons who had studied in the Vienna Summer School. The purpose of the fund was to further inter-cultural contact and understanding, with special emphasis on making it possible for students from Austria to study at Hope College. In 1981, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Vienna Summer School, the name of the fund was changed to honor Dr. Paul G. Fried, who founded the Vienna Summer School and served with distinction for many years as Hope's first Director of International Education. The purpose of the fund was broadened to include other activities, in addition to the Austrian programs, that further the overall goal of international education and inter-cultural understanding.

FRIED AUSTRIAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN STUDENT FUND—The fund may provide funding to meet tuition, room and board expenses for well-qualified Central European students with preference given to students from Austria. Funding is for one year of study with the possibility of renewal.

JANTINA W. HOLLEMAN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MUSIC FUND —This fund was established to support Hope College students who are pursuing careers in Early/Elementary Music Education by providing funds to bring clinicians in the field of Early Music Education  to campus to perform master class sessions and/or to  help differ the costs for Music Education students to travel to conferences pertaining to the field of Music Education. The allocations of funds should be determined by the current Professor of Early Childhood Music Education at their discretion within the spirit of the gift.

LARRY '65 AND LINDA KIEFT FUND—A fund established by Larry Kieft, Hope Class of 1965, and Linda Kieft for the purpose of developing and enhancing the landscape and grounds of Hope's campus.

MARGUERITE E. KINKEMA FUND—A financial resource administered by the Department of Education and used for development of personnel and programs in the field of special education.

JOHN H. AND ANN S. KLEINHEKSEL FUND—Given in memory of John H. Kleinheksel, Professor of Mathematics at Hope College for many years, and his wife, Ann S. Kleinheksel. Income from this fund is to be used in the operation of the Department of Mathematics. Funded from the estate of Frank D. Kleinheksel, for his parents.

CLARENCE KLEIS PHYSICS FUND—A fund established by the family of Clarence Kleis, Professor of Physics from 1921-1964. The income from the fund is awarded to faculty members of the Department of Physics for assistance in their research programs.

MARGARET MARIE KNOOIHUIZEN FUND—A fund established to provide
resources for maintenance of the Hope College campus, with preference
to special projects improving the campus landscape.  Given by Delbert
’42 and Emilia Moncada ’43 Knooihuizen, in memory of their daughter,
Margaret Marie Knooihuizen ’72.

ANTHONY KOOIKER MUSIC LIBRARY FUND—A fund to to maintain and purchase materials for the Hope College Music Library.

PAUL B. KRAGT '58 MEMORIAL FUND FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES—A fund to provide for the acquisition of library materials for foreign languages. Established by the family of Paul Kragt.

DR. LLOYD '44 AND IONE STRICK '44 LEMMEN ENDOWMENT FUND—A fund established by Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lemmen, the interest from which will be used at the discretion of the college for operational expenses.

MOREHOUSE MUSIC FUND—A fund established by Mrs. Charlotte M. Duesing in memory of her father, Harry C. Morehouse, a Reformed Church minister. The income from this fund is to be used for furthering the college's Department of Music.

ROGER L. MULDER '61 AND BEVERLY MULDER CHEMISTRY FUND—A fund established in 2007 by Roger and Beverly Mulder to provide support for the travel expenses of chemistry majors when attending meetings where they will present the results of their research. This fund will enhance the undergraduate research experience by providing opportunities for students to interact with a broad range of professionals in the discipline. The Chairperson of the Chemistry Department will administer the travel awards.

FRANK N. PATTERSON MEMORIAL FUND—Established in memory of Frank N. Patterson, Professor of Biological Sciences at Hope from 1909-1926. The income from this fund is to be used for furthering the college's biology program. Given by T. Elliot and Katherine Weier in recognition of an imaginative and inspiring teacher.

MICHAEL B. PETROVICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP—The Michael B. Petrovich Memorial Scholarship is paid annually from an endowed fund created by friends, colleagues, and students of the late member of the Department of History. Its purpose is to aid students who plan a semester or year of studying abroad. The recipient will be chosen according to the following criteria: academic achievement, financial need and place of study and travel. As the fund was created to foster study in Yugoslavia, first preference will be given to the student proposing to spend all or part of the study period in the former Yugoslavia; second preference will be given to the student proposing to spend all or part of the study period in the former Eastern Europe including Russia or states formerly a part of the Soviet Union; third preference will be given to the student proposing to spend all or part of the study period elsewhere in Western Europe. Interested students should obtain application forms from either the Department of History, which administers the scholarship with the participation of Ms. Vesna Crnjanski-Petrovich, or from the Paul G. Fried International Center.

ALFRED M. AND DOROTHY W. POPMA MEMORIAL FUND—A fund established by Alfred M. and Dorothy W. Popma in memory of Dr. Frank N. Patterson, professor of natural sciences at Hope College from 1909-1926. The money from this fund is to be used at the discretion of the Department of Biology Chair.

THE PRESIDENT'S DISCRETIONARY FUND FOR SELF-RENEWAL—A faculty development fund established by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, California.

THE RUTH AND JOHN REED FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD—This annual award, in memory of Ruth Y. Reed, Class of 1965, is designed to acknowledge the accomplishments of faculty members in any discipline at Hope College. It is the wish, however, of the sponsors of the award that it should be distributed broadly among the disciplines and not concentrated in any one field. The recipients of the award should be determined by a committee selected for that purpose. The award should be given to a faculty member who is first a superior teacher, but who also contributes significantly in some other area of professional life -- as a research scholar, as a guide in student activities (theatre, music, sports, sciences), as an administrator, or as a representative of the college in the community.

SERVICE AND OUTREACH PROGRAM FUND—A fund established to provide resources for spring break service projects and other student volunteer service efforts.

DONALD '51 "DUTCH" AND ROSEMARIE VAN INGEN TEAM BUILDING FUND—A fund to support the Athletic Department in their ongoing work to build and strengthen relationships between athletes, coaches and the community.  This fund will be used to support team building activities and initiatives.

VIRGINA SPEAKER COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA FUND—A fund established for purchasing broadcasting equipment or to enhance, maintain or repair facilities within the Communications Department. Endowment fund to be utilized at the discretion of the Communications Department chair. Given through the estate of Virginia Speaker, a friend of Hope College.

ESTHER M. SNOW '41 VIENNA SCHOLARSHIP FUND—Established in memory of Esther M. Snow, member of the Hope College faculty from 1937-1965, whose enthusiasm for music, German and Vienna served as an inspiration for many generations of Hope students. The fund will annually provide one or more scholarships to outstanding students planning to spend a summer in Vienna studying music, German or European culture.

RUTH TENSEN CREATIVE WRITING FUND—Established by Ruth Tensen of Rochester, New York, to fund a creative writing workshop for Hope students interested in writing for children. Ms. Tensen is the author of a series of outstanding books for beginning readers, including Come to See the Clowns, Come to the Farm, Come to the City, Come to the Pet Shop, and Come to the Zoo.

VANDERBUSH-WELLER DEVELOPMENT FUND—A fund established by former Hope Professor and Coach Ken Weller and his wife, Shirely, in honor of Alvin W. Vanderbush in recognition of the distinctive manner in which he supplemented his extraordinary contributions to students of Political Science by inspiring a whole generation of football players in the best traditions of the student/athlete at a Christian liberal arts college. The income of the fund will be administered by a Student Life Officer of the College and used to recognize and support the efforts of faculty members and staff who make extraordinary contributions to the lives of students above and beyond what could be expected in their regular assignments in academic disciplines or administrative positions.

WATTS LEARNING CENTER FUND —A fund initiated to support and grow the relationship between Hope College and The Watts Learning Center, A world-class child centered elementary school located in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

SAMUEL L. WESTERMAN FOUNDATION FUND—A fund created by the Samuel L. Westerman Foundation, the interest from which provides fellowships to assist selected Hope students to participate in mission trips.

THE JAMES H. AND MARION KLAASSEN ZWEMER CHEMISTRY FUND—Established by Mr. and Mrs. James H. Zwemer to provide support for research equipment, faculty and student research, or similar activities that will enhance the work of the Department of Chemistry.


Endowed Lectureships


CHRISTIAN SPEAKER SERIES FUND—A fund established to provide funds to allow annual scheduling of a Christian evangelist, motivational speaker or musician not otherwise possible.

DANFORTH RELIGIOUS SPEAKERS FUND—The Danforth Foundation provides an endowment fund at Hope College whose annual interest is used to enrich the religious life of the college community. The goal of the fund is to bring outstanding scholars and religious leaders to the Hope College campus. The Danforth speakers will provide the occasion for faculty and student reflection on the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and will stimulate spiritual life on campus.

CLARENCE DE GRAAF LECTURESHIP—An endowed lectureship established by the family of Dr. Clarence De Graaf in memory of his service on the faculty of Hope College. Dr. De Graaf taught in the Department of English for 44 years until his retirement in 1972, and served as Department Chairman for 25 of those years. The income from this fund is used to bring a distinguished speaker to the campus for a public event. The selection of the lecturer will be made by the Department of English faculty, bearing in mind the speaker's appeal to students and faculty of all disciplines.

GENTILE INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE FUND—The Gentile Interdisciplinary Lectureship was established in 2005 by faculty colleagues, former students and friends of Dr. James Gentile. Gentile joined the Hope faculty in 1976 and served as dean for the natural sciences from 1988 to 2005, when he became president of Research Corporation, a private foundation in Tucson, Ariz., that supports basic research in the physical sciences.

HANK MEIJER LECTURE SERIES—The Meijer Lecture Series is an endowed lectureship established in 2008 by the Meijer Foundation. In conjunction with the Joint Archives of  Holland at Hope College, this lectureship brings a noted historian to Hope College annually to deliver a free lecture to both the Holland and Hope College communities.

EVE LEENHOUTS PELGRIM MEYER LECTURESHIP—An endowed lectureship established by Pamela White Hadas in honor of her grandmother, Eve Leenhouts Pelgrim Meyer '17, who served for a number of years on the Hope College Board of Trustees. The income from this fund is used to annually bring a distinguished artist to the campus for a public event. Normally this event is sponsored by the Women's Week Committee and features a woman artist or scholar of the arts who speaks about her work and, in the case of a writer, reads from her works.

A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL PEACE LECTURESHIP—An endowed lectureship established in 1985 to commemorate the hundredth birthday of Abraham Johannes Muste (1885-1967), a 1905 graduate of Hope College who became a word-famous advocate for social justice and international peace.

JAMES W. AND JEANETTE NECKERS LECTURESHIP IN CHEMISTRY—Established by Dr. James W. '23 and Jeannette Hoffman '23 Neckers to fund annual lectureships in chemistry. It was the Neckers' hope that bringing outstanding chemists to the campus would enhance the reputation of the college and increase the knowledge and enthusiasm of the faculty and students. Dr. Neckers was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for 37 of his 40 years at the university. Under his leadership, the department grew from a three-year offering of chemistry to one leading to the Ph.D., and a senior faculty that grew from three to twenty-three.

PETER B. AND BEATRICE NORTHRUP LECTURESHIP—The Northrup Lectureship and Visiting Chaplaincy is funded by a gift in 1981 to the endowment from Peter B. and Beatrice Northrup of Madison, Wisconsin. Its purpose is to further self-renewal of the college as it pertains to its commitment to the historic Christian faith, and the impact of the faith on the various facets of the work of the college. Under the auspices of the Northrup Lectureship, visiting scholars and chaplains have been brought to campus since 1984 from England, the Philippines and Argentina, for teaching and ministry during the spring semester. Each visitor also delivers a public lecture during his/her tenure on campus.

THOMAS STALEY LECTURESHIP—The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecturer Program is a project of the Thomas F. Staley Foundation of New York and Florida, and was established in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Staley and Judge and Mrs. H.H. Gaynes of Bristol, Tennessee. The Thomas F. Staley Foundation believes that the Christian gospel, when proclaimed in its historic fullness, is always contemporary, relevant and meaningful. The foundation encourages intellectual understanding, spiritual conviction and commitment to service in Christ's name. To this end, the foundation seeks to bring to college and university campuses of America distinguished Christian scholars who have comparable viewpoints and who can communicate clearly with the several members of the academic community.

DR. AND MRS. NORMAN '53 AND MARCIA VELDMAN '56 THOMPSON LECTURE SERIES—A lecture series based in the sciences that allows Hope students, faculty and staff to learn first-hand the impact of translational
research.  Guided by the Dean for the Natural Sciences, professionals
in the medical and/or health field will be targeted with the intention
of engaging speakers at their place of investigation and discovery.

DR. HARRISON C. VISSCHER '51 AND DR. ROBERT D. VISSCHER '51 LECTURESHIP IN GENETICS—An endowed lectureship has been established by Dr. Harrison C. Visscher '51 and Dr. Robert D. Visscher '51.  They practiced obstetrics and gynecology together for almost 20 years in Grand Rapids.  In 1965 their interest in medical education lead to initiating an obstetrics and gynecology residency training program at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.  Dr. Harrison C. Visscher later spent 15 years in Washington DC as the Director of Education for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Dr. Robert D. Visscher started the first in vitro fertilization program in 1982 in western Michigan and later became the Executive Director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.  The purpose of this lectureship is to bring recognized scholars in the field of genetics to the Hope College campus for an annual lecture for faculty and students interested in genetics.

WORLD CHRISTIAN LECTURE SERIES—The World Christian Lecture Series has been established to invite recognized Christian thinkers and leaders to join with the Hope and Holland communities in exploring issues that face Christians in the world. The fund was established by an anonymous donor who supports Hope College's continued mission to education students for global leadership in the context of the historic Christian faith.

 

Recognizing the importance of recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty, Jean Mason '45 Debbink, whose career was in nursing, established a faculty development fund for professors in the department of nursing.

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The Rev. Trygve D. Johnson holds the Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel at Hope College.



Trygve Johnson is energized by the spirit of the college. “To be in an environment where there is that intense engagement really excites me spiritually,” he says. “To be a pastor in that kind of place is very exciting and refreshing.” One of the things he appreciates most about the college is the continued commitment on all levels. “People care about what’s going on and want to reinvest back into their college. That says something to me about the kind of place it is.” learn more

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