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Ways to Give to Hope Forward

Hope ForwardBig challenges require bold goals. We're asking for your help. Any gift of any size will help us reach the goal to provide hope to students who want access to higher education. Help us move Hope Forward.

Annual Giving

Every dollar given to the Hope Fund will directly support student scholarships. The Hope Fund allows your gift to make an immediate impact in the life of a student. You can also make a gift to what you love, helping the programs and departments that are important to you while freeing college resources to be redirected to student tuition costs. 

As an added incentive, one extremely generous donor couple committed $5 million in immediate-use funding to match gifts from alumni in support of financial aid and scholarships. All new gifts from alumni to the Hope Forward initiative made before June 30, 2022 will unlock a dollar for dollar matching gift of up to $5 million dollars!

Endowment Giving

A gift to the Hope College endowment will last and grow for a lifetime and benefit students for generations to come. Gifts of any size are able to go to the endowment, and there are opportunities to support existing endowed funds, like scholarships, based on your interests and the amount of your investment. You can make a one time gift or a multi-year commitment. Give to a scholarship or give to what you love; both will help the Hope Forward goal come to fruition.

Gift Planning

Through gift planning, you can provide long-lasting support for Hope Forward while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. You can name Hope College as a beneficiary of your estate, or give stocks and bonds, real estate, retirement assets, insurance or cash.

To speak to someone about making a planned gift, please contact:

Bob Anderson, Associate Vice President for Principal and Planned Giving

“We know what kind of a difference Hope graduates make in a world that needs it more than ever right now. Hope Forward isn’t just a new financial model — it’s a cultural model.”
—President Matthew A. Scogin

Make your Hope Forward gift today