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Scholarship Day of Giving 2017

Participation Drive
855 Gifts
85%
Towards goal of 1,000 Gifts
$162,101.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on April 18, at 11:59 PM EDT
Project Owners

Thank You!

May 15, 2017

Perks are hitting mailboxes this week!

Thanks to you, we raised more than $162,000 -- all for student scholarships through the Hope Fund on Scholarship Day of Giving. The number of gifts and the total raised both exceeded last year's day of giving. On behalf of the Hope College community, and especially our students, thank you for your generosity! Your support brings Hope’s mission to life for countless accomplished students, making a Hope education accessible for many who might otherwise deem it impossible.

One Hour To Go!

April 18, 2017

There's just one hour left for Scholarship Day of Giving! We are now at 820 gifts and have added the first $24,000 to the total for the $200 per gift final challenge. This continues until midnight. Thank you to all that have made this an amazing day and continue to make a difference in the lives of Hope College students.

700 Gifts and The Best Challenge Yet!

April 18, 2017

Scholarship Day of Giving is now over 700 gifts!

Help us reach the finish line of 1,000 gifts. Another generous group of challenge donors will add $200 to every gift made online from now until midnight. (Minimum donation amount is $1.)  How can you help? 1) If you haven't already, make a gift at hope.edu/give2hope. 2) Spread the word on social media and email using #give2hope.

Unlock $25,000 for Scholarships at 700 Donors

April 18, 2017

Scholarship Day of Giving is now over halfway to our overall goal. We were close to our goal of 500 donors by 5 pm, but came up just short. Help us reach the next goal of 700 gifts and an additional $25,000 will be unlocked and added to today's total thanks to another generous group of challenge donors. 

How can you help? 1) If you haven't already, make a gift at hope.edu/give2hope. 2) Spread the word on social media and email using #give2hope.

To make your gift by phone, please call 616.395.6006. The students will be in the Outreach Center until 10 p.m. EDT.

Looking for a quick and easy way to help? Forward this update to a group of friends!

Come visit us before 5!

April 18, 2017

We are in DeWitt and will be here until 5 to promote Scholarship Day of Giving. These students are rockstars and will answer all of your questions. Great giveaways continue including stickers and snacks!

Thank you for your help in getting us to 500 gifts by 5 pm!

#give2hope

hope.edu/give2hope

The phones will be open until 10 pm at 616.395.6006.

250 Gifts!

April 18, 2017

We reached 250 gifts today! $10,000 will be added to our total thanks to a group of generous donors.

Our next challenge is now unlocked. When we reach 500 gifts, $15,000 will be added to our total!

Thank you for spreading the word about Scholarship Day of Giving using #give2hope on your social media channels.

125th Donor Thank You

April 18, 2017

Today's the day many on Hope’s campus hit the refresh button for hope.edu/give2hope with a strong sense of gratitude. Each new commitment to support Hope students represents a unique donor story, while simultaneously launching new Hope stories for students receiving scholarships.

We are excited to introduce you to the 125th Scholarship Day of Giving donor. CJ Ditzenberger's Hope story began when her daughter, Grace, was looking for a small Christian liberal arts college with a strong exercise science and volleyball program. Grace is now a sophomore that makes the trip each semester from her home in Centennial, Colorado to study on a pre-med track at Hope College. CJ visits as a Hope parent a few times each year and was motivated to be part of a community of donors on this special day. 

"Hope College has provided Grace with amazing research opportunities and great professors. It’s been everything we imagined it would be." -CJ Ditzenberger

Thank you CJ and all who have contributed to the success of this day so far. We are now at 181 gifts (10:57 AM EDT) toward out goal of 1,000 before midnight. We can do it! To encourage us, a group of generous donors has offered a $10,000 challenge that will be unlocked when we reach 250 gifts. Help us reach our goal by making a gift and spreading the word!

#give2hope

Scholarship Day of Giving 2017

April 17, 2017

It's finally here! Scholarship Day of Giving starts at midnight. Our goal is 1,000 gifts in 24 hours. You can help by making a gift and sharing on your social media platforms using #give2hope.

A group of generous donors has offered a $10,000 challenge that will be unlocked when we reach 250 gifts. Help us reach our goal!

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day.

If you're near campus, stop by DeWitt for prizes, games, coloring pages, snacks and more! Dutch will be there from 11:00 am until noon.

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Autographed Photo of Dutch

We're big fans of our students and those that support them. As a thank you gift, you will receive an autographed photo of our mascot, Dutch!

31 of 1000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$5

Pine Grove Dirt

This 100% authentic dirt from the Pine Grove will bring a piece of Hope to you. Note: No squirrels were harmed in the harvesting of this dirt.

41 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$55

Residence Hall Blue Print

Remember your time on campus with this 11 x 17 blueprint of your residence hall. (We will contact you to ask you which residence hall you lived in.)

29 of 150 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$55

Striped Hope College Tote

This one-of-a-kind Hope College market tote is durable and portable for all occasions. You'll use it everywhere, from soccer games to the library and back again.

123 of 250 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$150

Squirrel!

Our students come first, but the squirrels on campus are special too. As a fun reminder of the last time one made you jump walking to Phelps or stole a piece of your picnic in the Pine Grove, we'll send you a small plush black squirrel along with a photo postcard of the landmark Pine Grove.

19 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$150

Chapel Choir CD

The sounds of the Chapel Choir will fill your speakers. Hope's premier choral ensemble is made up of 40 auditioned choirsters that tour the United States, Canada and Europe.

15 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$300

Sweet Treats

Four (4) pre-packaged delicious H cookies from our kitchen shipped to your door. We'll also include a cookie cutter "H" for you to create your own cookies at home.

4 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$300

I Want It All!

This package includes your authentic Pine Grove Dirt, striped tote bag and plush black squirrel.

2 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$500

Hope Sweatshirt Blanket

A classic proweave sweatshirt blanket that will go anywhere with you!

10 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$500

Lunch at Phelps

Enjoy lunch at the newly remodeled Phelps Dining Hall! You and a guest can experience life on campus and a delicious meal.

2 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$750

Community Day Tickets

Four (4) tickets to Community Day at Hope College. A full day of family fun including lunch, games and activities for the kids, Hope College football game and much more!

0 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$1,000

Experience the Arts

The Ticket Office will connect you with a personal liaison to determine which fall performance you would like to attend. This $20 gift certificate is good towards any fall 2017 event.

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$1,500

Fall Sports Pass

Four (4) season tickets to all Hope College fall sports for 2017-18 including men's soccer, women's soccer, football and women's volleyball.

0 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$2,000

Women's B-Ball Season Tickets

Four (4) season tickets to the Women's Basketball 2017-18 season including the Hope vs. Calvin Rivalry game.

0 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$2,000

Men's B-Ball Season Tickets

Two (2) season tickets to the Men's Basketball 2017-18 season including the Hope vs. Calvin Rivalry game.

1 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017