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.

What if I have questions about making a gift?

Please contact Jodi Huss at or 616.395.7475. After 5 pm EST, please leave a message and we will contact you on Wednesday. Your gift will still count for Giving Tuesday. Thank you! 



How does the match work?

A generous donor family will match all gifts made to the Hope Fund or endowed scholarships and funds. The matching amount will help kick-start the Pay It Forward model and further the goal of fully funding tuition for every student.

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. Then 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.

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