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Creating an endowment is a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy to help provide affordable, Christian education for generations to come. A Holland Christian endowment can be set up with a minimum gift of $10,000 and can be named in honor of family or friends as desired.

These funds are managed under the guidance of Holland Christian’s Investment Committee. After the first year of growth, 5% is drawn from the endowment fund and distributed per the guidelines that are established between the donor and Holland Christian Schools, and continues on an annual basis. After it’s initial deposit, the endowment can be added to with any amount of money at any time. The more the endowment grows through donations and investments, the bigger the impact becomes!

Holland Christian currently has approximately 50 endowments in place, which distributed $357,852 in gifts during the 22-23 school year. The majority of these endowments are directed to benefit the Tuition Grant Fund or Tuition Assistance, which can benefit families beyond the 49% maximum of the TGF. Other school endowments have been created to impact areas of donor passions, including diversity, professional development, the arts and more.

Forest School 1st grader smiling at the camera, hand on hip, holding on to a tree stump

Endowed Funds & Scholarships

Tuition Grant Fund Endowments

  • The Ahrenholz Family TGF
  • Peter & Jennie Brat Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1955 Scholarship Fund
  • Riley Hoeksema Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Herman & Sue Jansen Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Raymond & Helene Kolk Tuition Grant Fund Endowment
  • Dan & Jan Koster Family Fund
  • Wilbur & Sharon Lettinga Scholarship Fund
  • Gerald & Phyllis Reimink Petroelje Endowment
  • Della S. Potts Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Edward  & Ruth Slenk Scholarship Fund
  • Robert E. & Trudi Slenk Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Nelson & Florence Slot Scholarship Fund
  • James & Hildred Strikwerda Scholarship Fund
  • The Tuition Grant Fund Endowment
  • VanAppledorn Family Endowment Fund
  • Janice and Alan VanHaitsma Scholarship Fund
  • Wilbert & Barbara Venema Scholarship Fund
  • William & Betty Vogelzang Tuition Grant Scholarship Fund
  • Clair Zwiep Memorial Fund
  • Ted Zwiep Memorial Scholarship Fund

Diversity Endowments

  • Minority Scholarship Fund
  • Glenn and Marcia Vos Minority Student Endowment Fund
  • Park CRC Christian Education Endowment Fund

Tuition Assistance Endowments

  • Caauwe Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Benjamin & Gertrude Dykstra Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Grethel (Stegink) Genzink Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Hendershot Family Scholarship Fund
  • Robert & Shirley Hertel Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Suzanne Jacobusse Fund
  • Johnson Family John 15 Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund
  • Nathan J. Marcus Endowment Fund
  • Blaise Pascal Science Student Endowment Fund
  • Dave Slenk Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • VandenBosch Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Sylvia VanderMeulen Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Paul VerHage Scholarship Fund

Endowed Scholarships

  • Amy Slenk Handley Memorial Scholarship
  • Jason Thomas (JT) Haveman Memorial Scholarship
  • Carla Hekman Scholarship
  • Kiemel Grant
  • Carol Marcusse Lont Memorial Scholarship
  • Ryan Los Memorial Scholarship
  • John A. Swets Memorial Scholarship
  • David “Leem” Van Langevelde Leadership Resource Scholarship
  • William and Betty Vogelzang Scholarship
  • Justin and Hilda Volkers Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Daniel Ward and Isabelle Faith Honderd Memorial Scholarship Fund

Other School Endowments

  • Gertrude Bomers Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Klaas Bulthuis Endowment Fund
  • DeBoer Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Robert & Shirley Hertel Enrichment Activities Scholarship Fund
  • Koster Academy Endowed Fund
  • Maintenance Endowment Fund
  • Ray VanderLaan Chair of Biblical-Cultural Studies & Discipleship Fund

Because all of the teachers have other options that might be more financially rewarding (they are all highly skilled and could easily find other work in their field of expertise), every teacher here made a conscious decision to teach here. They had to genuinely care about the students.

Daniel HoekwaterHCHS '17

Want to know more?

Interested in learning more or setting up an endowment in honor of your family, a friend, or church? Contact Leanne Halma, Director of Advancement, at 616.820.2819 or by email

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