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Thank you for visiting the Guide to Planned Giving. Here you will find helpful and creative ideas for gift and estate planning. We hope you will come back often because our content is always changing.

Please feel free to contact John A. Ruiter, J.D. or one of the Regional Advancement Directors for help with any issues or questions about planned giving.


Dave '90 and Rhonda Boelkins '90 Byrne
After Dave '90 and Rhonda Boelkins '90 Byrne graduated from Hope, they were told to "make giving a habit," Dave shares. "And Hope was one of our first habits."
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Small but Mighty
It's easier than you think to make a difference that will help future generations. One of the simplest and most effective ways to make a difference is by leaving us a percentage of your estate. More

Double Your Gift Without Doubling Your Donation
Many employers offer a matching gift program that lets you double your impact when you support Hope College. Here's what you need to know. More

Beware of These Inheritance Complications
You've worked hard with the intention of leaving behind something for those you care about. Unwittingly, you may be leaving less than you intend if your estate is subject to these snags. More