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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.


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

There Is No Tax 'Season'
Tax season never ends. That's why it's important to plan year-round so that when April gets here, you aren't left feeling panicked. More

Are You Comfortable With Your Finances?
Do you have records on all of your investments? What about insurance papers? Oh...and how about your passwords for online banking? If you’re looking for some financial peace of mind, check out these three helpful tips. More

Add to Your Financial Security With a Charitable Gift Annuity
Life always brings about unexpected changes, such as the death of a loved one or a downturn in the economy. But with the help of a charitable gift annuity, you can add security to your future. More

4 Retirement Tips for Frugal Folks
You may be surprised at just how many ways you'll find to cut back without sacrificing your quality of life today. Check out these four possibilities. More