HOPE Giving Circle

What is the HOPE Giving Circle?

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The acronym HOPE stands for Helping Others through the Power of Education. The HOPE Giving Circle brings together influential women of diverse backgrounds with a common goal of supporting women in achieving their educational goals and empowering them to reach their full potential. Members combine their resources to make a greater collective impact on the lives of women pursuing higher education at Harper College. Through scholarship support, mentoring, professional development opportunities and other means, the HOPE Giving Circle is committed to creating and enhancing educational and leadership opportunities for women.

HOPE Scholarships

100 percent of gifts to the HOPE Giving Circle are tax-deductible and designated for current-use scholarships. The HOPE Scholarship Program provides financial support and on-going mentoring for female Harper College students who are completing their final year at Harper and continuing on to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree. Each scholarship award is $10,000.

HOPE Giving Circle Events

The HOPE Giving Circle meets four times per year for social, networking and educational events and to foster ongoing engagement with the scholarship recipients. Join us for our next event:

HOPE Giving Circle Women at the Table Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Friday, March 23, 2018
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College
Register now.

To receive an invitation to the event, or for more information, please contact Fredia Martin at 847.754.1611.

HOPE Giving Circle Membership

Membership is on an annual basis and begins with a minimum contribution or pledge of $1,000 per year. 

Thank you to all of our HOPE Giving Circle members for your generous support:

  • Bonnie Albrect
  • Dr. Victoria Atkinson
  • Cheryl Axley
  • Dr. Kenya F. Ayers
  • Dee Beaubien
  • Lynda Bollman
  • Laura J. Brown
  • Luz Canino-Baker
  • Kelley Clancy
  • Rebecca Darr
  • ForeFront Packaging
  • Kathleen A. Gilmer
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hull
  • Christel Kedzie
  • Linda Kolbusz-Kosan
  • Linda J. Lang
  • Dr. Judith Marwick
  • Georgeanna Mehr
  • Lori Meier
  • Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, LLC
  • Sam Oliver
  • Jody L. Paine
  • Hazel M. Rilki
  • MichelĂ© Smith
  • Robin S. Turpin
  • Louise Welsh Schrank

To learn more about the HOPE Giving Circle, contact Fredia Martin at 847.925.6701 or fmartin1@harpercollege.edu

View photos from the inaugural reception.

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