For Spiritual Life
A defining feature of Hope College is to encourage, equip, and inspire generations of students to become thoughtfully discerning Christian leaders in society and the church. Hope seeks to endow programs and positions that will strengthen the opportunities our students have for Christian spiritual growth.
The spiritual life at Hope has always been a sustaining and guiding force. The college is committed to maintaining an environment in which transformation can take place in every student’s life. Our spiritual connections—to scripture, prayer, the classic Christian disciplines, leadership development, holy living, and active service and mission—form a soil conducive to healthy personal growth. As part of the entire college experience, a vibrant Chapel program has attracted national recognition and raised intellectual conversations on campus, generating new student interest in the college. Our vision to strengthen spiritual life opportunities at Hope College depends on donors to make it a reality.
Endowment opportunities to enhance spiritual life at Hope range from improvements to physical structures and cultural life to Chapel programs and staff positions.
|ENDOWMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPIRITUAL LIFE|
|Chaplain Position||$1 million|
|Director of Mission and Outreach||$1 million|
|Director of Crossroads||$1 million|
|Minister of Music and Arts||$750,000|
|Gospel Choir Director||$750,000|
|Chapel Program Endowments|
(Chapel, The Gathering)
(Bible studies, small groups, retreats, books, Gospel Choir, and Worship Team)
|Service and Outreach Resources
(spring service projects, volunteer services)
(publicity, newsletters, website, travel, staff professional development)
|Christian Culture Endowments|
|World Christian Lectures
One Annual Lecture
|RCA Annual Conference Endowment||$1 million|
|Annual Concert Series Endowment||$1 million|
|Student Culture Endowment (biannual Veritas Forum)||$1 million|
|Physical Improvement Endowments|
|Chapel Operating Budget, Facility Improvements, Equipment Repair and Replacement, Audio Upgrades, Night-Time Lighting||$1 million|
For International and Multicultural Education
A multidimensional experience of life on campus is part of Hope’s educational mission. Exposure to a variety of cultures and backgrounds enriches life on campus and supports the college’s academic program. To enhance this and further integrate campus life into the academic program, the college seeks to endow a number of key programs and positions.
Education for International and Multicultural Experiences
Hope’s mission is to educate students for lives of leadership in a global society. The recently established position of dean for the Department of International and Multicultural Education demonstrates the institutional commitment to educating citizens through the curriculum, programming, student and faculty recruitment, and exposure to the global society. The Department of International and Multicultural Education offers a variety of programs to educate students regarding their place in the world. For 25 years, the Critical Issues Symposium (CIS) has engaged the campus community in the study of important issues facing our world. Endowing such programs as the CIS and other initiatives within international and multicultural education will allow us to educate students for global citizenship.
As the global community becomes increasingly interconnected, we must bring more international students to Hope and enable greater numbers of Hope students to explore the world. Our vision for Hope includes preparing students to be world citizens capable of contributing to the betterment of humanity. To achieve this, students must gain an academic understanding of the world’s complexity—an understanding best gained through study abroad and contact with a diverse student population at home. Endowment opportunities include supporting an international student advising program and endowing the Critical Issues Symposium.
|ENDOWMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION|
|To Endow the Critical Issues Symposium||$1 million|
|To Strengthen International Partnerships with Academic Institutions||$1 million|
|Support for International Student Advising Program||$250,000 or more|
At Hope College, we educate students for leadership and life-long learning. Through the Phelps Scholars program and other initiatives, multicultural education engages students in encountering cultural and racial diversity that is characteristic of our nation and world. Preparing students with the realistic competencies and skills to live in a multicultural society is the major goal of multicultural education. Additional resources will allow Hope College to strengthen this initiative. Endowment opportunities range from funding leadership and diversity training to endowing the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) Program.
|ENDOWMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION|
|To Endow the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) program||$1 million|
|To Endow the Phelps Scholar Program||$1 million|
|Endowment Support for Phelps Scholars||$25,000 or more|
|Multicultural Enrichment Series||$500,000 or more|
|Leadership and Diversity Training||$500,000 or more|
The students and faculty we spoke with confirm that the school walks its talk; Hope College is both academically serious and theologically earnest.
—The Intercollegiate Studies Institute
From its founding in 1847, Hope College has been deeply involved in the world beyond the boundaries of Holland, Michigan.
— Robert J. Donia and John M. Mulder