HOPE Giving Circle

HOPE Giving Circle

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. HOPE 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 empowering women to reach their full potential through educational attainment and leadership development. The HOPE Giving Circle holds four events per year to inspire women in the community to support the program and to foster ongoing engagement with the scholarship recipients.

HOPE Audience:

  • HOPE members and audience includes female leaders in business, education, law and other prominent fields
  • Average annual donation from a HOPE member to Harper: $11,000
  • Invitations and newsletters mailed to 450 influential women approximately six times each year

HOPE Giving Circle impact since inception in 2015:

  • Fourteen female students received scholarships
  • $140,000 awarded in scholarships
  • Ten students have transferred on to 4-year institutions; of those six recently graduated with bachelors degrees.
  • Over $210,000 funds raised to date
  • Over 90 local female leaders contributing to date

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Company logo on the HOPE Giving Circle webpage, with hyperlink to company site
  • Company logo on printed quarterly event invitations, brochures, and/or other collateral materials
  • Opportunity to have a table and/or company literature onsite at HOPE events
  • Full page ad in any printed event programs
  • Recognition in the HOPE Giving Circle bi-annual newsletter and the Foundations tri-annual Community Catalyst magazine.
  • Prominent signage at all four HOPE events throughout the year
  • Verbal acknowledgment and recognition during events
  • Recognition in any official press releases to local media outlets highlighting events
  • Exposure to prominent corporate and community leaders across the 23 communities in the Harper College district
  • Includes event participation for four women at four events per year
  • Company logo on the HOPE Giving Circle webpage, with hyperlink to company site
  • Company logo on printer quarterly invitations, brochures, and/or other collateral material.
  • Half page ad in any printed event program. 
  • Recognition in the HOPE Giving Circle bi-annual newsletter and the Foundations tri-annual Community Catalyst magazine.
  • Prominent signage/placement at HOPE events throughout the year.
  • Verbal acknowledgement and recognition during events.
  • Recognition in any official press releases to local media outlets highlighting HOPE events.
  • Exposure to prominent corporate and community leaders across the 23 communities in Harper College district.
  • Includes event participation for three women at four events per year.
  • Company logo on the HOPE Giving Circle webpage
  • Company logo on printed quarterly event invitations, brochures, and/or other collateral materials
  • Recognition in the HOPE Giving Circle bi-annual newsletter and the Foundations tri-annual Community Catalyst magazine.
  • Recognition on signage at all four HOPE events throughout the year
  • Verbal acknowledgment and recognition during events
  • Recognition in any official press releases to local media outlets highlighting events
  • Exposure to prominent corporate and community leaders across the 23 communities in the Harper College district
  • Includes event participation for two women at four events per year.


For more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Harper College Educational Foundation at 847.925.6490 or foundation@harpercollege.edu.