Your investment in the Hope College endowment is an investment in Hope’s future.
Our endowment generates a permanent source of income that is used to provide financial aid to students, expand student-faculty research opportunities, continue academic initiatives, recruit and retain exceptional faculty and support programs in perpetuity.
Establishing an endowment is a visionary and generous act that will benefit Hope. It will give the college a competitive edge now and far into the future.
Your gift can be designated to support specific work that is meaningful to you, or it can be unrestricted, making it a resource for timely or critical priorities and opportunities.
Endowment Funding Opportunities
- Endowed Scholarship Funds
Help keep Hope affordable and accessible. A scholarship fund is considered endowed once it reaches a balance of at least $25,000.
- Endowed Professorships and Chairs
Help Hope attract and retain outstanding teacher-scholars. A contribution of $1 million allows Hope to fully recognize our most distinguished faculty and staff in innovative research and sabbatical activity. A contribution of $2 million recruits and creates a new position on the faculty.
- Endowed Lectureships
Help Hope continue its rich tradition of fostering debate and discourse. An endowed lectureship helps attract nationally renowned speakers. Investments toward an endowed lectureship begin at $100,000.
- Faculty Development Funds
Help Hope faculty engage in research within their field of study. Our faculty are active, engaged scholars who encourage the intellectual excitement essential to a lifetime of learning. Investments toward faculty development funds begin at $100,000.
- Student-Faculty Research Funds
Help Hope continue as a national leader in collaborative student-faculty research and creative activity. Investments toward student-faculty research funds begin at $100,000.
- General Endowment Named Funds
Help Hope further its mission by creating funding opportunities that speak to your personal interests and passions. Investments toward general endowment or named funds begin at $25,000.
Questions about making an endowment gift? Contact a staff member for more information.