Faith Formation
Vibrantly Christian

Commitment to educating students in the context of the historic Christian faith has been a central part of Hope's identity since the college’s founding more than 150 years ago. During Hope College Day of Giving, you'll have the opportunity to give to the following departments and programs:



Awakening builds emerging high school-aged worship leaders. Students come to Hope in the summer to learn about worship, develop their gifts in the musical, visual, preaching and technical arts, and then lead worship at the end of the week in the Festival of Worship in Dimnent Chapel. Every dollar donated to sustain Awakening will be matched by the Lilly Endowment over the course of the next five years up to $250,000.


Campus Ministries

The primary focus of Campus Ministries is to prepare students for the Church as grateful lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. This is done through regular worship, discipleship and integral mission.


Emmaus Scholars

This program is a one-year intentional Christian living community that dynamically integrates head, hands and heart. In this program students take classes, serve together on campus and the community and engage in weekly prayer, accountability and other spiritual practices.


Spring Break Immersion Trips

Hope College Immersion trips are off-campus, Christ-focused learning and service opportunities held at sites in the United States and abroad which take place over Spring Break. They are designed to allow students to see the larger community and God’s active concern for the poor and marginalized.





Departments and Programs Leaderboard
Which areas at Hope College do you love the most? The area with the most gifts takes the lead!
Departments and Programs (55)
Sororities Leaderboard
Which Sorority will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Fraternities Leaderboard
Which Fraternity will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
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!
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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.
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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!
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1866 Go Big - Go Hope Challenge!
In honor of the year Hope was founded, a generous donor will give an additional gift of $20,000 to help support student scholarships when we reach 1,866 gifts. Hurry and give to what you love today!
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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!
Future Flying Dutch Challenge
Have a future Hope student in your family? Use #Give2Hope and post a photo of your child (nieces, nephews, or grandkids are fine, too!) for a chance for your youngster to win Hope gear.
Parade Your Pets Challenge
Share a photo of your pet celebrating Giving Day using the hashtag #Give2Hope. We will pick one lucky photo to win a pet prize pack!
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.
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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!
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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!
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Young Alumni and Student Challenge
Hey, young alumni and current students (Classes of 2015 to 2023)! A 2019 grad will give $1,100 to help support student scholarships if 50 gifts are made to support the area you love. Act now to see the power of your generosity at work today!
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Hope Connection Leaderboard
We love the Hope Community - here is a fun way to see our family coming together to help support Hope Students!
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