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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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Your Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney More

Memorial and Honorary Gifts: Getting Started
If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by Hope College, we hope you'll consider making a gift to us in honor of that person. More

Ways to Pay It Forward
Discover how to use your life insurance as a hassle-free way to support our good work. More

Planning for a Financially Secure Retirement
Being ready for a financially secure retirement takes planning that begins early and never really ends. Children grow up. Incomes rise or fall. The time left between work and retirement narrows. But let's focus on best practices during the ages of 55 to 69. More