William K. Anderson of the Hope College
staff has been chosen to lead the college's fundraising arm.
Anderson, a member of the Hope staff since 1966,
has been named senior vice president for finance and
development. He was previously vice president for business
and finance at Hope.
"Bill Anderson has repeatedly demonstrated that he
is a superb manager and a creative, strategic thinker," said
Dr. James E. Bultman, president of Hope College. "Our goal
is to lay the foundation for reaching our full potential in
development even as we press forward in achieving our lofty
In addition to continuing his duties in finance,
Anderson will lead the development and advancement services
programs at Hope. The public relations and alumni relations
programs, previously part of the advancement division, will
continue to be led by Tom Renner, director of public
relations, who will report directly to Bultman.
Along with conducting its on-going annual
fundraising efforts, Hope is in the midst of the $85 million
"Legacies: A Vision of Hope" capital campaign, announced in
October. The campaign has three primary components:
renovating and expanding the science center, increasing the
endowment, and addressing short-term and long-term facility
and space needs. Thus far, some $58 million has been raised
through the campaign.
Hope's previous vice president, Bob DeYoung,
retired in June of 2000 after 35 years on the Hope staff,
the last 26 as vice president in charge of development and
public relations. DeYoung continues to assist Hope in fund-
raising on a part-time basis.
Anderson came to Hope in the fall of 1966 as
director of accounting. He was appointed controller in
1968, chief fiscal officer in 1972 and vice president for
business and finance in 1973.
He has been active in a variety of community
organizations. His board memberships and involvements
through the years have included the Holland Country Club,
Hospice of Holland, City of Holland Strategic Planning and
Holland Area Child Development Services. He is also an
active member of Fellowship Reformed Church.
Prior to coming to Hope, he worked for Big
Dutchman Inc. of Zeeland, and for General Motors in Grand
Rapids. He is a 1963 graduate of Ferris State University.
He and his wife, Suzie, live in Holland. They
have four grown sons.