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Planned Giving

Planned gifts offer you smarter and creative ways to support Holland Christian Schools – often while benefiting your family, too.

By understanding the available options such as those listed below, you can multiply the end results of your generosity in ways that are simple, flexible, cost-effective, and extraordinarily powerful.

Gifts in a Will

By including charitable giving in your will, you model to your loved ones a legacy of generosity. You also help ensure Holland Christian Schools continues to make a difference well beyond your lifetime.

We currently have a matching gift opportunity for anyone including Holland Christian in their wills: A faithful HC supporter has generously offered a matching gift opportunity of $1,000,000 to help grow the Holland Christian Education Foundation in particular, to provide support for both today and the future. For any household committing to a donation from their future estate plan for either 5% or or $50,000, a $20,000 matching gift will be given to the Foundation today through this matching gift offer.

You can also join our new Holland Christian Schools Heritage Society by including Holland Christian in your estate plan. Contact Leanne at 616.820.2819 or with any questions on how to join!

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Non-Cash Assets

You may be able to increase your potential impact –and experience significant tax benefits – by giving non-cash assets to Holland Christian Schools.

Examples of non-cash assets:

  • Stock or marketable securities
  • Real estate
  • Business interests
  • Farm commodities
  • IRA charitable rollover (for donors ages 70 ½ and older)
  • Tangible personal property

Donor-Advised Fund

Donor-advised funds provide you with a simple, flexible, and tax-efficient giving opportunity. Receive an immediate tax deduction when you deposit cash or proceeds from appreciated assets into a single charitable giving account. Then, recommend grants be made to Holland Christian Schools and your other favorite charities at a time that works best for you.

Through Holland Christian Schools’ membership with Barnabas Foundation, you have complimentary access to the “Stewards Fund,” a donor-advised fund that reflects your biblical values.

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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

Learn More

Learn how you can multiply the impact of your generosity in smart and powerful ways. Call Leanne Halma at 616.820.2819 or email

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