Invest in Our Future
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.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- Contact John A. Ruiter, J.D. at (616) 395-7779 or email@example.com to discuss endowed gifts.
- 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
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.
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141 East 12th Street
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