Below you will find answers to many common questions about #GivingTuesday 2021.
Why should I participate?
Your support provides crucial resources that nurture the college’s growth and success as a world-class institution. Your gift makes a big impact to help solve issues facing our society and campus, such as accessibility and affordability of higher education, mental health resource availability, clean water access, food insecurity and it even funds innovations like wastewater testing (for virus detection). Your gift, when added to the collective support of a generous Hope community, will make an immediate impact on future graduates.
What if I have questions about making a gift?
Please contact Alex Hoard or Zoe Abadi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.395.7775. 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 alumni match work?
A generous donor family will match all new donor* alumni gifts made to the Hope Fund or endowed scholarships and funds. The matching amount will help kick-start Hope Forward and further the goal of fully funding tuition for every student.
*A new alumni donor is an alum that did not make a gift to one of these funds during the last fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021).
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.