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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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Support What You Love Today and Tomorrow
Your support of Hope College doesn't have to come all at once. There are many ways to combine your generosity to help us today and provide support that will help us continue our work in the future. More

A Donation Option With Double the Tax Benefits
Before you reach for your checkbook, don't overlook the benefits that a donation of stock can present. Even during hard times, you may still have stocks worth more today than when you purchased them, making a gift to Hope College a tax-wise choice. More

3 Ways to Help Others
Helping others could be a natural trait. Learn how to respond to that urge in three simple steps. More