/ Development and Alumni Engagement

Annual Giving

Annual giving at Hope starts with the Hope Fund. You can make an immediate and life-shaping impact for students by joining a powerful community of donors. Hope Fund gifts directly support student scholarships.

Hope Fund Scholarship Day of Giving 2015Scholarships make it possible for many deserving students to attend Hope and help us avoid burdening students with excessive loan debt. The percentage of Hope graduates with debt, as well as the average student loan debt per graduate, are below the national average. In addition, repayment rates are well above national average. Our goal is to keep improving as we aim to be the best value among leading liberal arts colleges. We will do this, with your help, by providing an unsurpassed educational experience through faithful stewardship and development of resources.

We want Hope graduates to focus their life's calling on today's most important issues, not just on a path influenced by economics alone. In order to become agents of Hope who live faithfully into their vocation, they need to be free to pursue professional interests, go on to graduate school or serve others. Your gift to the Hope Fund helps make this possible.


#GivingTuesday is a single, global day of giving that brings together individuals from around the world and highlights their capacity to care for and empower others. On this day, we bring together the Hope College community to support student scholarships through the Hope Fund.

Learn more about our record breaking #GivingTuesday 2016.

Scholarship Day of Giving

Giving to support Hope scholarships is the most direct way to benefit those we feel most passionately about — our students.

Learn more about our record breaking Scholarship Day of Giving 2017.

Crowdfunding is the process of raising money for a project through many donors using an online platform. Hope has a crowdfunding platform to connect donors to students and faculty in ways that empower philanthropy to make a direct and meaningful difference. Here, gifts of all sizes make a tremendous impact. Everyone can help a project succeed by harnessing the power of their own networks and hitting “SHARE.”
Ways to Give
Hope College is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible. Explore the ways you can make a gift by selecting from these options. Learn more about gift planning, including deferred gifts through wills, trusts and charitable annuities. You can also give online now with a credit card or call the Development and Alumni Engagement office at 616.395.7457. 

Your gift creates passion and bolsters commitment to help students grow spiritually and academically. Invest in the lives of Hope students and make your gift to the Hope Fund today!

Thank you.