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Ways to Give

Learn about the many ways you can make a difference with a gift to Hope College.

Explore the ways you can make a gift by selecting from the options below. You can also give online now with a credit card or call Philanthropy and Engagement at 616.395.7457.

Hope College is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Students sitting at a Day of Giving table.

Credit Card
You can make an immediate impact and give online now with a credit card or call Philanthropy and Engagement at 616.395.7775.
Cash or Check

You can make a gift of cash or write a check to Hope College.

Mail to:

Hope College
Philanthropy and Engagement
PO Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000

If your gift is for a specific fund, please write the fund name in the memo line of your check.

Recurring Electronic Giving

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a monthly giving option designed to make your support of Hope College easy, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Hope offers this popular automatic contribution option, providing donors with flexibility and convenience.

How does it work?

  • Select the amount of your contribution (minimum $5 per month)
  • Select the bank account from which you want your contribution deducted
  • On the 5th of every month, Hope will draw your specified amount directly from your account, to repeat until your pledge is fully paid or until you request to stop the automatic donation
  • You will receive a receipt for your total contributions at the end of the calendar year

The benefits of EFT are many:

  • No sign-up costs or monthly fees
  • Save on postage
  • Eliminates costs to Hope College for pledge reminders, postage, credit card fees and other administrative expenses
  • Your gift is easier to budget when it’s spread over time
  • Monthly giving allows for a greater impact to Hope and its students
  • Start and stop your giving at any time, just by notifying us

Your gift to Hope goes farther. Just fill out and return the authorization form to:

Hope College
Philanthropy and Engagement
PO Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000

If you have questions, please contact Philanthropy and Engagement.

Gift of Stock

To begin this process, consult your financial advisor or broker.

If you desire to make a gift of stock to Hope College, please use the following information to electronically send stock certificates:

Wells Fargo Advisors - Hope College Gift Account
Art Buys, Financial Advisor
321 Settlers Rd. Ste 110
Holland, MI 49423
Toll Free: 800-444-9423
Fax: 616-392-1497

Account number at Wells Fargo Advisors: 5208-4039
DTC number for Wells Fargo Advisors: 0141

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC Member SIPC.

Please be sure to notify Philanthropy and Engagement about the details of your gift so we know who the gift is from and can acknowledge it properly. We’ll need to know:

  1. Your name
  2. Which stock and how many shares you are transferring
  3. How you would like to designate your gift

Please contact either Kim Salisbury at 616.395.7865 or Cameron Butler at 616.395.7810.

IRA Charitable Rollover


  1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
  2. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue our important work.
  3. Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
  4. Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

You can also learn more about IRA Charitable Rollovers on our website.

Donor Advised Fund

Donor advised funds provide a convenient and tax-efficient method for donors to manage their charitable giving. Donors make an irrevocable gift to a public charity that sponsors a donor-advised fund program and may take an immediate tax deduction. Donors then recommend grants, over time, to the organizations they wish to support. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation to Hope College through the DAF Direct window on this page.

Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction

In addition to your daily contributions of time and effort, a financial contribution is an important way to demonstrate your investment in Hope and our students. Your participation is a vote of confidence in the college and its future, and it helps Hope secure additional funding from corporations and foundations. It also helps maintain and improve the college's national recognition.

Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a difference. Thank you for participating!

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees.

Search our matching gifts database

Learn more about gift planning, including deferred gifts through wills, trusts and charitable annuities.

If you have questions about any type of gift you are considering, please contact Philanthropy and Engagement. Someone will be glad to help you.