HOPE Giving Circle

Hope Event

2020 HOPE Giving Circle Scholarship Celebration 
HOPE's first-ever virtual event took place on Tuesday, August 18 and celebrated the 2020 HOPE Scholarship Recipients. Click below to watch the event.
Learn more about this year's recipients. 
Read the Harper News story.

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. View the latest Hope Giving Circle newsletters.

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.

Give to the HOPE Scholarship Program today!

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.

Upcoming events: 
Save the Date: HOPE Giving Circle: Virtual Paint and Sip Night
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Details forthcoming

View event video from the HOPE Fall Event: Tribe of Mentors, A Panel Conversation.
View photos from previous events.

To receive an invitation to HOPE events, or for more information, please contact Shannon Hynes at 847.925.6701.

HOPE Giving Circle Membership

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

HOPE Members have the opportunity to become a mentor to a HOPE scholar, help select scholarship recipients, and become members of the HOPE Executive Committee which helps advise on the direction of the HOPE Giving Circle.  

Become a HOPE Giving Circle Member or Supporter today.

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

• American Association of University Women - Arlington Heights
Dr. Victoria Atkinson
Cheryl Axley
Elizabeth Balderas
Dee Beaubien
Lynda Bollman
Laura J. Brown
• Dolores Campagna
• Dr. Polly Davenport
Prof. Nancy L. Davis
Kathleen Gilmer
Dr. Elizabeth Anne Hull
• Carol M. Johnson
Linda Kolbusz-Kosan
Linda J. Lang
Dr. Joanne Leski
Dr. Judith Marwick
Dr. Elizabeth McKay
Georgeanna Mehr
Lori Meier
Veronica Neuendorf
Sam Oliver
Jody Paine
• Dr. Avis Proctor
Hazel M. Rilki
• Louise Robb
• Dr. Michelé E. Smith
• Dr. Renee Spacapan
• Dr. Robin S. Turpin
Melanie Witt
Dr. Anna Marie Yates
Heather Zoldak

To learn more about the HOPE Giving Circle, contact Shannon Hynes at 847.925.6701 or shynes@harpercollege.edu.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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