Missed Day of Giving? You can still make a gift!

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Day of Giving 2021.

How can I make a gift?

Give online: hope.edu/give2hope

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

Don't want to give online or over the phone, you can still participate and make an impact. Mail your check to Hope College, Philanthropy Services, PO Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422-9000. In the memo section please note: Giving Tuesday.



Why should I participate?

Because the pandemic has impacted our students, their families and Hope resources, your support is more important now than ever. It 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, which 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. 

What is Pay It Forward?

We believe that a Hope education transforms students, and that a student’s financial situation should never be a barrier to that experience. Inspired by these beliefs, Hope is launching a first-of-its-kind tuition program based on a pay-it-forward approach: Students will make their investment after, not before, they receive a Hope education.

The tuition program follows a long-term strategy known as “Hope Forward,” designed to ensure access for every student who is admitted to Hope. More than just a strategy, though, Hope Forward is a mindset. It describes an ethos at Hope — a college-wide commitment to transforming the lives of our students through generosity and gratitude. To learn more, please visit hope.edu/hopeforward.

1. How do I designate my gift to a specific department or program?

2. How do I designate my gift to more than one department or program?

1. 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. 

2. 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 athletics 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.

Still have questions?

Contact us at give@hope.edu