Give to what you love!

Day of Giving has ended, but you can still #Give2Hope at hope.edu/give.


Help us reach our goal of 1,400 gifts.


Your support provides crucial resources that nurture the college’s growth and success as a world-class institution. It takes the collective annual support of alumni, families, 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.


36 hours of giving. Impact for years to come.



We Did It!
Feb 21, 2020


It's amazing what the Hope community can do when we all pull together! As of noon today, when Day of Giving officially ended, Hope College had received 1,999 gifts totaling $362,337. (At close of Day of Giving last year, we had logged $255,716 from 1,471 gifts.) Thank you for being a part of another record-setting year!


Your generosity sends an important message to our students: We believe in you, and we believe in the transformational power of a Hope education! Your support will continue to inspire our students as they prepare for lives of leadership and service in a global society.


Our annual giving staff is now working on the totals, adding in the gifts that were submitted offline. We will have final numbers in the coming days. In the meantime, know that we are grateful for your support!


Spera in Deo!

Matthew A. Scogin ’02

President, Hope College

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Finish Strong!
Feb 21, 2020

Day of Giving ambassador Peter Stuursma '93 was up bright and early Friday morning to talk live with WOODTV-8 about the importance of student scholarships at Hope College. Thank you to all our ambassadors for sharing the message about scholarships, and thank you to all our donors for their generous support!



Your Gift Will Turn the Map Blue. Go Hope!
Rank State Gifts
1 MI 1356
2 IL 122
3 IN 48
1866 Go Big - Go Hope Challenge!
In honor of Hope’s charter year, a generous donor will give an additional gift of $15,000 to help support student scholarships when we reach 1,866 gifts. Hurry and give to what you love today!
1,866 / 1,866 Gifts
The Midnight Challenge
WOW! We are already closing in on our Day of Giving goal of 1,400 gifts! If we hit 1,400 by midnight, it will be the most gifts we have ever received in 24 hours. And here's the best part: If we reach 1,400 gifts by the time the clock strikes 12 tonight, a generous anonymous donor will give an additional $10,000 toward scholarships. Please help us unlock this challenge!
338 / 338 Gifts
Departments and Programs Leaderboard
Which areas at Hope College do you love the most? The area with the most gifts takes the lead!
Rank Departments and Programs Gifts
1 Student Scholarships 792
2 Orange and Blue Fund 157
3 CDI 94
4 Communication 77
5 Campus Ministries 52
6 ExploreHope 46
7 Engineering 40
8 Music 39
9 Study Abroad /Off-campus 39
10 Phelps Scholars 38
11 Nursing 36
12 Education 35
13 Chemistry 31
14 Political Science 31
15 Biology 31
16 Economics and Business 28
17 Psychology 28
18 Kinesiology 28
19 Theatre 27
20 Geological and Environmental Science 27
21 David O. '12 Otai International Student Resource and Activity Fund 26
22 Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) 22
23 Children's After School Achievement (CASA) 19
24 Dance 18
25 Boerigter Center for Calling and Career 18
26 History 16
27 English 16
28 Spring Break Immersion Trips 15
29 Computer Science 14
30 Physics 12
31 Awakening 12
32 Mathematics 12
33 Van Wylen Library 12
34 Neuroscience 12
35 Sociology 9
36 Art and Art History 9
37 Women's and Gender Studies 9
38 World Languages and Cultures 9
39 Social Work 9
40 Student Development Program Fund 8
41 Vienna Summer School 7
42 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 6
43 Kruizenga Art Museum 5
44 Religion 5
45 Accounting 4
46 Disablity and Accessability Resources 4
47 Hope Software Institute 4
48 Upward Bound 4
49 Philosophy 3
50 Mellon Scholars 1
51 Center for Ministry Studies 1
52 Emmaus Scholars 1
53 Global Studies 1
54 Peace and Justice 1
55 American Ethnic Studies 0
Sororities Leaderboard
Which Sorority will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your sorority.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Sigma Iota Beta – Sibs 70
2 Sigma Sigma – Sigmas 63
3 Delta Phi – Delphi 56
4 Kappa Beta Phi – Dorians 45
5 Alpha Gamma Phi - Alpha Gams 21
6 Alpha Phi Zeta – Aletheans 14
7 Kappa Delta Chi - Kappa Chis 12
Fraternities Leaderboard
Which Fraternity will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your fraternity.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Omicron Kappa Epsilon Frater 60
2 Phi Kappa Alpha – Cosmo 59
3 Chi Phi Sigma – Arcadian 53
4 Phi Tau Nu – Emersonian 32
5 Alpha Theta Chi – Centurian 7
6 Alpha Kappa Pi – Promethian 4
7 Phi Sigma Kappa - Phi Sigs 2
Board of Trustees Participation Challenge
Our Day of Giving goal is for the Hope community to make 1,400 gifts over 36 hours that will directly impact Hope students. Make a gift and help unlock an additional $20,000! This challenge was made possible by our Board of Trustees. Help us reach our goal and make your gift today. Every gift matters!
1,400 / 1,400 Gifts
Beat our Best: Faculty/Staff Challenge
Here on Hope’s campus, we may have different jobs, different priorities and different opinions — but a love of Hope students unites us all. It's what motivates us to invest our time, talent and energy into the campus community. Last year, 334 faculty and staff made gifts to support the areas they loved. Today, please consider making an additional investment in our students by making a gift and if we beat our best record, Bob '80 and Barb '81 Johnson will give $1,250 to Hope’s greatest need — scholarships. Give to what you love and help unlock $1,250 for student scholarships.
335 / 335 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Rise and shine, early birds! Why not start your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Hope? If 25 gifts are made from 3 am to 7 am EST, an anonymous gift of $700 will be added to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
Ready, Set, Go Challenge
Let’s jump start the day. A couple of generous donors would like to give a total of $4,500 to help support our greatest need - student scholarships. Each time 50 gifts are given, $500 will be added to help support student scholarships. Keep up the momentum - make your gift today!
450 / 450 Gifts
Awakening Match
Every dollar donated to sustain Awakening (a program to build high-school-aged emerging worship leaders on Hope's campus) will be matched by grandparents of a past participant who had a transformative experience, up to $3,000 total. Have your gift to Awakening doubled and start transforming students' lives today!
$1,050 MATCHED
Brightformat Arts Challenge
By making a gift to the Arts, your gift will help unlock $1,000 to help support the arts. Hurry, we need 25 gifts to unlock the challenge. Make your gift now and have twice the impact. This challenge was made possible by the generosity of Brightformat.
25 / 25 Gifts
Can’t Dutch This!
Help support student-athletes and make a gift to the Orange and Blue Fund and your gift will be matched (up to $1,000) by current Hope parents Kathi and Jim Willett. Act now before it’s too late, this match is undutchable!
$1,000 MATCHED
Diversity and Inclusion Challenge
If the Center for Diversity and Inclusion receives 50 gifts, a Hope community member will give an additional $1,000 to help increase access and opportunity for diversity and inclusion initiatives. You have the power to help unlock this gift — act now!
50 / 50 Gifts
Double Your Impact - Communication Department Match
Your gift today to the Communication Department will be matched by a generous donor up to $20,000 total. Your gift will honor Dr. Isolde Anderson and Dr. James Herrick who are retiring this year. Both professors leave a remarkable legacy of integrity and wisdom in the department.
$2,672 MATCHED
Happy 100th, President Emeritus Van Wylen Match
President Emeritus Gordon Van Wylen turned 100 this month. Dr. Van Wylen led Hope with commitment, faith and distinction from 1972 to 1987. To help celebrate his birthday, an anonymous alumni couple from the Van Wylen era will match every gift made to scholarships today (Thursday) between the hours of 2 and 8 pm EST (up to $1,000 total). Help us celebrate Dr. Van Wylen by giving in his honor to Hope's greatest need: scholarships.
$1,000 MATCHED
HSRT Presents: "Double Your Gift"
Make your gift to help support Hope Summer Repertory Theatre and friends of Hope, Thomas and Heather Gough, will generously match your gift (up to $2,000). Hurry, make your gift before the final bow!
$2,000 MATCHED
Kikwetu Coffee Challenge
Help unlock a $500 gift to the David O. Otai ’12 International Student Resource and Activity Fund provided through the generosity of Kikwetu Coffee, founded by Leecox Omollo ’02 and his wife, Martha Itulya. We need 25 gifts to this fund to unlock this caffeinated gift.
25 / 25 Gifts
Kinesiology Challenge
Help unlock a challenge from generous current Hope parents Kathi and Jim Willett, by making a gift to the Kinesiology Department. Once 25 gifts are made, Jim and Kathi will also give $1,000!
25 / 25 Gifts
Night Owl Challenge
Hello, night owls! Why not end your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Hope? If 50 gifts are made from 10 pm to 3 am EST, a 1967 grad will give $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships!
50 / 50 Gifts
Nursing Department Match sponsored by Appledorn Assisted Living Centers
Appledorn Assisted Living Centers of Heritage Property Management will generously match all gifts (up to $2,500) made to the Nursing Department to help current students. Make your gift and have it matched by this 4th-generation alumni family-owned business. Please show your support for our future healthcare professionals.
$2,500 MATCHED
Parents and Families Challenge
Families, this one's for you. For every 100 gifts we receive from families, a generous former parent couple will give an extra $10,000 to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships! Help unlock this challenge today and keep the momentum going to see how much will be added to help current Hope students.
400 / 400 Gifts
Parents and Families, Your Impact DOUBLED
Knowing the value of a Hope education, a generous former Hope parent couple will double all gifts to student scholarships from Hope parents and families up to $10,000 total. Help support Hope’s greatest need, student scholarships.
$10,000 MATCHED
Raise Some Dough for Athletics Challenge Sponsored by Crust54 Pizza
Downtown Holland alumni-owned business Crust54 Pizza will generously give $1,554 to the Orange and Blue fund to help support Hope Athletes once 54 gifts are made. Unlock this gift by helping to support Hope Athletics today!
54 / 54 Gifts
Super-fan Athletics Match
Hey sports fans, super-fan and Hope College friend, John DeWitt, wants to match your gift to the Orange and Blue Fund. All gifts made to this fund will be matched up to $2,000 total. Hurry - this won’t last long, double your impact and help student-athletes today!
$2,000 MATCHED
Totally ’90s Challenge
If you graduated in the ’90s, this challenge is for you! Help unlock $3,000, given by a generous ’90s alumni couple, to help Hope’s greatest need — student scholarships. Hurry — we need 90, ’90s grads to make a gift before 9 am!
90 / 90 Gifts
Twice as Nice Challenge for Spring Break Immersion Trips
See the power of your gift at work. For each person who makes a gift to help support Hope students going on Spring Break Immersion Trips, a generous alumna from the class of 1971 will also give $1,000 (up to $10,000) to help support students interested in serving on these trips. $1,000 + (your gift amount) = AMAZING!
10 / 10 Gifts
Young Alumni and Student Challenge
Nice work! We recieved 50 gifts from the classes of 2015-2023, unlocking an additional $1,100 to help support student scholarships. Thank you!
50 / 50 Gifts
Hope Connection Leaderboard
We love the Hope Community - here is a fun way to see our family coming together to help support Hope Students!
What is your connection to the Hope family?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 1,152
2 Faculty or Staff 500
3 Parent or Family Member 417
4 Student 226
5 Friend 144
6 Business 4
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