Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Day of Giving 2020.

How can I make a gift?

Give online:

Give by phone: we’d love to hear from you, call 616.395.6006

Give in person: we are accepting gifts in person all day Thursday, February 20 or Friday, February 21

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 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.

Can I make a gift to support a particular athletic team?

In order to help us stay in compliance with NCAA and federal equity guidelines, please support the Orange and Blue Fund. The Orange and Blue Fund supports enhancements for all athletics teams and programming that promote academic success, competitive excellence, and transformational experiences.

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.

How can I give as a business entity?

While the giving platform is tailored to individual giving, you absolutely can make a gift on behalf of a business! To make a gift from a business, please use the first and last name on your business credit card. Then, in section 3 (“Final Steps”), please check "Business" and type in your business's name. Still need help? Please call us at 616.395.6006 or 616.566.9416.

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