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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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What Tax Changes Mean for You in 2015
More than 40 tax provisions will change because of inflation rates in 2015. Here is a brief summary of the changes and how they may affect you. More

Show Your Support With Just a Few Simple Sentences
An up-to-date estate plan is one of your most effective tools for protecting the security of your loved ones. But did you know that you can also use your estate plans to support Hope College? More

Quiz: What to Know About Your Family Finances
When was the last time you checked the balances on your and your spouse's accounts? Do you know how? To protect yourself and your family, it's essential that you know about your family's finances and estate plans. Take this quiz to see how much you know. More