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Academic: Arts and Humanities
The arts and humanities provide a vital foundation from which to explore and understand our world.

Hope College is one of the few liberal arts colleges with accreditation in all four areas of the arts: art, dance, music and theatre. The Humanities division seeks to expand student wisdom, cultivate imagination and pursue truth. In both divisions, students receive significant personal attention, collaborate with faculty and enjoy opportunities beyond the classroom.

During Hope College Day of Giving, you'll have the opportunity to give to the following departments and programs:

  • Art and Art History
  • CMS (Center for Ministry Studies)
  • Dance
  • English
  • History
  • Kruizenga Art Museum 
  • Music 
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • World Languages and Cultures
$1,250
Beat Our Best: Faculty/Staff Challenge
We Beat Our Best! Way to go Hope faculty/staff -- you made it happen! We have now beaten last year’s goal of 403 faculty/staff gifts, therefore unlocking a generous additional gift of $1,250 for student scholarships. Thank you for all that you do for the college and for giving to what you love!
404 / 404 Gifts
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$1,000
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 1965 grad will give $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships!
50 / 50 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Fraternities Leaderboard
Which fraternity will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your fraternity.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Phi Kappa Alpha – Cosmo 34
2 Chi Phi Sigma – Arcadian 26
3 Phi Tau Nu – Emersonian 24
4 Omicron Kappa Epsilon Frater 23
5 Kappa Eta Nu Knickerbocker 12
6 Alpha Theta Chi – Centurian 6
7 Alpha Kappa Pi – Promethian 2
8 Phi Sigma Kappa - Phi Sigs 1
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Match
Colorful Match
Calling all art lovers! Each gift made to the Art or Art History Department will be matched by alumna Nancy Borgeson. That’s right, help support current Hope students and all things art and your gift will be matched to help support the Art Department Anchor Art Award.
$1,040 MATCHED
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$1,000
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 $1,000 will be added to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$1,000
Calling all Artists
Hope is the only private liberal arts college in Michigan whose art department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD). All it takes is 15 gifts to the Art and Art History department to unlock a $1,000 gift to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships - from Karen & Michael Schley.
15 / 15 Gifts
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$1,000
Let’s Make History
A generous donor family, Karen and Michael Schley, has put forth a challenge -- if we receive 15 gifts to the History Department, they will give $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support the college’s greatest need -- student scholarships. Remember -- history has its eyes on us -- let’s make today’s Day of Giving the best yet for Hope’s History Department!
15 / 15 Donors
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Leaderboard
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 Donors
1 Hope Fund - Immediate Need 623
2 Hope Forward (Pay It Forward) - Future Need 140
3 Orange and Blue Fund 116
4 Center for Diversity and Inclusion 115
5 Dance 61
6 Engineering 44
7 Chemistry 40
8 Biology 40
9 Communication 36
10 Boerigter Center for Calling and Career 34
11 Hope Summer Repertory Theatre 33
12 Psychology 31
13 Economics and Business 30
14 Kinesiology 27
15 History 26
16 Music 26
17 Theatre 26
18 Nursing 25
19 Education 23
20 Study Abroad /Off-campus 23
21 Campus Ministries 22
22 Phelps Scholars 21
23 Political Science 19
24 Geological and Environmental Science 18
25 Art and Art History 17
26 English 17
27 ExploreHope 16
28 World Languages and Cultures 14
29 Sociology 14
30 Computer Science 14
31 Social Work 13
32 CMS (Center for Ministry Studies) 10
33 Awakening 10
34 Van Wylen Library 10
35 Neuroscience 10
36 Children's After School Achievement (CASA) 10
37 Mathematics and Statistics 9
38 David O. Otai '12 International Student Resource and Activity Fund 9
39 Physics 8
40 Women's and Gender Studies 7
41 Kruizenga Art Museum 6
42 Religion 6
43 Office of Possibilities 5
44 Disablity and Accessibility Resources 5
45 Student Development Program Fund 5
46 Vienna Summer School 5
47 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
48 COVID-19 Relief Fund 4
49 Global Studies 2
50 Philosophy 2
51 Emmaus Scholars 2
52 Spring Break Immersion Trips 2
53 Hope Software Institute 2
54 American Ethnic Studies 1
55 Peace and Justice 0
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Leaderboard
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 Sigma – Sigmas 71
2 Sigma Iota Beta – Sibs 64
3 Delta Phi – Delphi 40
4 Kappa Beta Phi – Dorians 38
5 Alpha Gamma Phi - Alpha Gams 27
6 Kappa Delta Chi - Kappa Chis 10
7 Alpha Phi Zeta – Aletheans 2
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Match
Musical Match
Make the choice to support Hope's musical students and the wonderful culture that they create on campus. Support the Music Department with a gift, and a generous '95 alum and her family will match it (up to $2,000)!
$1,543 MATCHED
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$1,000
Brightformat Music Challenge
“We did it” is music to our ears. The Music Department challenge was met and Brightformat’s $1,000 gift was made!
25 / 25 Gifts
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$1,100
Young Alumni and Student Challenge
We are so proud. Thanks to our young alumni and students for stepping up to the challenge. A generous 2019 grad just gave an additional $1,900 to help support student scholarships.
50 / 50 Donors
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$1,000
The Spotlight is on You!
Once 15 gifts have been received for the Dance Department, Karen and Michael Schley will generously donate an additional $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support the college’s greatest need -- student scholarships. Please help us pirouette to meet this goal!
15 / 15 Donors
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$2,500
Happy FRI-YAY Challenge
FRI-YAY -- You did it! We have reached 100 gifts, which has earned an additional $2,500 to help support student scholarships. Thank you for supporting Hope’s greatest need!
100 / 100 Gifts
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