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.
Don't Miss Your Chance: Make Tax-Free Gifts From Your IRA Today!
If you are 70½ or older, the extended charitable IRA rollover legislation benefits you! While easy to accomplish, this tax-smart gift option enables you to jump-start your legacy and witness the benefits of your generosity to Hope College. Take a moment to review the questions and answers here to see if this arrangement is right for you. More
Strong Reputation and Trust Key in Alum's Gift Intentions
Having a good reputation is important. So is trust. These two factors were instrumental in Dan '68 and Nancy Clifford's decision to include Hope College in their estate plan. "When I visited before enrolling, I liked the dignified Christian atmosphere," Dan says. "I heard positive things about Hope in high school, and the college had a good reputation." More
Spring Cleaning for Your Estate Plan
Life changes—sometimes suddenly and unexpectedly, sometimes with careful preparation. Read on to learn when and how to make sure your estate plans measure up. More
Your Will: Learn From Celebrity Blunders
What are three mistakes you should avoid when it comes to your will? More
Celebrity Mistakes: The Danger of 2 Wills
Double the preparation, twice the confusion and conflict. More