Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about #GivingTuesday.

Why should I participate?

Your support provides crucial resources that nurture the college’s growth and success as a world-class institution. Your gift supports academics, research, scholarships, extracurricular activities and service to others. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff. There is no better day to maximize your impact than on Day of Giving as challenges and matches help you make the most of your annual gift.

How can I make a gift?

Give online:

Give by phone: we’d love to hear from you, call (616) 395-7775


How do I designate my gift to a specific department or program?

First, select the "Category" from the first drop-down menu. Then, choose the specific department or program "Fund Designation" from the second drop-down menu. 

How do I designate my gift to more than one department or program?

Once you make your first designation, select "+ Add another gift to your donation" to designate more than one area for your gift.

What if I don’t see the area I want to support?

If you wish to give to a very specific fund not listed on the drop-down menu, please select other in the first drop-down list and other in the second drop-down list and type in the area you'd like to support.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. Contributions to support specific areas of Hope College are tax-deductible as allowed by law. You will receive a receipt for your donation.

Still have questions?

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