Hope College launches ambitious $175M campaign

Hope College on Friday launched the largest single fundraising effort in the college's history.
Anonymous
Oct 18, 2011

Hope College officials said a $175 million comprehensive campaign will add several new buildings and provide major boosts to the college’s endowment, with emphasis on scholarship aid and faculty-student collaborative research.

Hope announced the “A Greater Hope” campaign in conjunction with the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

More than $132 million has been raised so far, school officials said, including three $10 million lead gifts: one for collaborative research, from Dr. A. Paul and Carol Schaap of Grosse Pointe Park; one for a concert hall and music facility, from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation of Grand Rapids; and another for a student center, from the Bob and Cheri VanderWeide family of Ada.  

The college also announced that the student center will be named the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in honor of Hope President Dr. James Bultman and his wife, Martie, who are retiring in June 2012.

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