The first-ever Scholarship Day of Giving was a huge success! After 24 hours of giving, the results are in:

Gifts received: 661
Gift total: $85,303.02
Challenge funds added: $48,000

Total raised:  $133,303.02

Every penny raised during the day-long blitz will directly support student scholarships through The Hope Fund. 

"The entire Hope Fund team would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to yesterday's Scholarship Day of Giving," said Sabina DeWitt ’92 Otteman, director of The Hope Fund. "We are very pleased with these results and are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the entire Hope College community. Hope students will benefit greatly from this successful day. Thank you!"

Here are just a few of the testimonies we heard throughout the day:

Hope provided such a warm and strong community for my daughter. She has become the young woman I dreamed she could be: faith-filled, smart, confident, successful and invested in giving back. Thank you Hope College for supporting her dreams and giving her a great foundation!

My daughter is a senior at Hope this year and she has received a great education. I would love to help out and give someone else a chance to get a great education, too.

We love the idea of the Scholarship Day of Giving, and we hope it continues. We’re happy to support financial aid for every student, as well as our own scholarship.