Appointments Made to Advancement
"Hope Fund" Staff at Hope
Posted May 7, 2001
HOLLAND -- Hope College has made three
appointments to the "Hope Fund" staff within the college's
Scott Wolterink has been appointed to the newly
created position of director of the Hope Fund. Susan
Feldkamp has been appointed manager of the fund, and Dianne
De Young has been appointed the fund's assistant manager.
Wolterink, Feldkamp and De Young all held other
positions at the college immediately prior to assuming their
Wolterink joined the Hope staff in 1996 as a
regional advancement director. In addition to providing
overall leadership and direction for the Hope Fund, he will
continue in his role as a regional advancement and major
He is president-elect of the West Michigan
Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is vice
president and program chair of the West Michigan chapter of
the National Committee on Planned Giving (Western Michigan
Planned Giving Group).
Prior to joining the Hope staff, he was director
of the Career Development Center at Lake Forest College. He
is a 1988 Hope graduate, and holds a master of education
degree from the University of Vermont.
Feldkamp has been at Hope since 1984, serving as
administrative assistant to the provost. In 1994, she was
named the Key Personnel Inc. Office Professional of the
Year. She is a 1998 Hope graduate.
As manager of the Hope Fund, she oversees all
aspects of the fund, including alumni, parent, corporate and
church solicitation methods and systems.
De Young joined the advancement staff in 1998 as
administrative assistant to the vice president for college
advancement. Prior to that, she was a writer in the
college's Admissions Office from 1991 to 1997. She is a
1969 graduate of Michigan State University.
In her new role with the Hope Fund, she has
supervisory responsibility for the college's annual
phonathon and mail solicitations.
The Hope Fund, formerly known as the Annual Fund,
solicits ongoing, unrestricted financial support from
alumni, corporations, churches, parents and friends for
operations and programs at the college.
According to Wolterink, contributions to the Hope
Fund represent a comprehensive endorsement of Hope College,
and each gift helps provide the margin of excellence that a
Hope education offers. "As a team, I am confident that our
creative thinking skills and 'can-do' attitude will enable
us to be effective in working with Hope alumni and friends
to meet the ongoing need for these critical annual
operational funds," he said.