Gift Planning

Invest in Our Future

Endowed Gifts

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You have the power to help safeguard the future of Hope College. How? By making an endowed gift. Your gift is an investment in our future, helping us grow and thrive for years to come.

Here's how it works: Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Hope College. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie want to make sure Hope continues to flourish long after they're gone. They also want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones. So they make a $25,000 donation to Hope, which we invest. Each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. The rest of the income is reinvested in the fund; that's what allows it to support us indefinitely. Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create an endowed gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  2. Contact John A. Ruiter, J.D. at (616) 395-7779 or ruiter@hope.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  3. If you include Hope in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Hope College, a Michigan non profit corporation
Address: 141 East 12th Street, P.O. Box 9000, Holland, Michigan 49422
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-1381271

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