Gift Recognition Societies


Dimnent Heritage Society

Dimnent Heritage SocietyMembership in the Dimnent Heritage Society is offered to those who intend to leave a legacy for future generations through a planned gift to Hope College. Bequests and other planned gifts have helped shape the character of Hope College through the establishment of scholarships for students, faculty development, student and faculty research, and scholarly activities. Members of the Dimnent Heritage Society help carry forward the high standards and traditions of the past and ensure the continued high quality of Hope’s faculty and educational opportunities for generations to come. For many members of the Dimnent Heritage Society, a planned gift is an extension of their generosity to Hope College during their lifetimes.

Second Century

Second CenturyHope College’s Second Century members subscribe to the value and significance of a dynamic liberal arts education. They embrace the core values on which Hope College was established: academic excellence and Christian commitment. Members fortify and sustain the livelihood of the college. They are in the forefront of Hope philanthropy.

Second Century members express their intention to financially support Hope in one or more of the following ways:

  • $100,000 contribution in a life income contract (gift annuity, pooled income fund, or charitable remainder trust)
  • $50,000 in an outright gift commitment
  • $2,500 or more in support of any fund with a commitment to continue every year

Each of these gifts supports the ongoing operation of the college, as well as many special projects determined by the donor (such as campaigns or designated funds established by the donor).