Gift Planning

A Gift That Honors a Life

Memorials and Tributes

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Hope College, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Check Out This Potential Scenario

When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising Hope for its tireless efforts to better his community. So Sarah decided to make a gift to Hope in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Hope thanks to the gift, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Learn How to Fund It

You can create a memorial gift using the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact John A. Ruiter, J.D. at (616) 395-7779 or ruiter@hope.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Hope.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Hope through your estate, 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