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Hope Associates

The Hope Associates… Investing and Empowering the Future

The investment you make in the students at HIU pays dividends over the course of each graduate’s lifetime. For some, the returns take the form of changes in public and private education or in the for-profit and non-profit business arena. For others, returns are seen in the counseling, social services and public service professions. Still other returns are witnessed in both local churches and worldwide ministries. In every case, investments in HIU return in the form of Christian leaders- men and women who are making a difference at every level of society.

We invite you to join the Hope Associates and make a profound and lasting difference in the minds and hearts of tomorrow’s leaders.

Hope Associates Membership

Members of the Hope Associates are recognized and honored for sharing in the vision of a Christian university dedicated to excellence. A beautiful, personalized keepsake plaque is the University’s gift to you. Hope Associates are key in assisting the University to achieve its goal of assuming its place as one of our nation’s preeminent Christian universities.

Tax-deductible donations from Hope Associates help provide annual scholarship assistance for our students, 90% of whom depend on these funds to complete their education at HIU.

Beyond the satisfaction of assisting students in their educational quest, you will enjoy fun, fellowship and gala events when you join the distinguished circle of friends known as the Hope Associates.

The Hope Scholars Program

The Hope Scholars Program offers Associates the unique opportunity to have high-achieving students designated as the Associate’s Scholar. This is a very rewarding and special relationship between the Associates and Hope Scholars, one that can extend well beyond the years of the Scholar’s time at HIU. The students selected for this program have been chosen for their academic achievement, leadership potential and community involvement. Associates who contribute $5,000 or more have the opportunity to become members of this program. Designations are as follows:

GOLD ASSOCIATES have one Hope Scholar named after the Associate; PRESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATES and LIFETIME ASSOCIATES have two named scholars.

Hope Associates Membership Levels

Hope Lifetime Associate/Hope Scholar Program- $25,000 and above
Hope Presidential Associate/Hope Scholar Program- $10,000
Hope Gold Associate/Hope Scholar Program- $5,000
Hope Silver Associate- $2,500
Hope Annual Associate- $1,000

Giving options include monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually. Click here to begin your membership and join the Hope Associates!

Our Alumni Tell Our Story Best

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Jeremy Jernigan
B.M. Worship Arts '06

Teaching Pastor
Central Christian Church
Mesa, AZ

"At Hope, I received Biblical training from passionate leaders that care about what they are teaching and the people they are teaching it to. The professors have shaped my ministry in numerous practical ways because they are doing ministry themselves. Their influence continues to show itself through how I now interpret and use Scripture in my personal life and in teaching God’s Word each week. If you want to get serious about following after Jesus Christ, Hope will give you an education that will push you to bring healing to a broken world with a relevant message.”

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Nancy Gill
M.Ed. '98

Principal
Trinity Lutheran Christian School
Anaheim Hills, CA

"My experience at Hope transformed my teaching beliefs and practices, bringing forth new ideas and enhancing the educational dynamic at Trinity."

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Mike Parejo
M.A. '09

Student Ministries Pastor
Pantano Christian Church
Tucson, AZ

"The graduate ministry program has been a great fit for me in my current position as the Student Ministries Pastor at my church in Arizona. Between the block program and online courses, I can take the classes I need and ensure that I get plenty of time with my two young sons. I really appreciate Hope's standard of a balanced education between Scriptural, professional, and personal development. The flexibility in the program allows me to take classes that not only will help me in the future, but in my current ministry as well."

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May Chan
M.B.A. '98

Chief Financial Officer
American Red Cross

"At Hope I expanded not only my academic knowledge, but also my foundation of faith."

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Beth Allen
M.B.A. '07

Placement Services Manager
Food for the Hungry

"The HIU International Development MBA gave me better tools for daily management challenges and problem-solving. I didn't have to wait until I finished the degree – I used some of my class projects to make positive changes in teams I worked with at my NGO and at my church. I learned so much not just from the highly experienced faculty but also from my fellow students, who came from all over the world and from many different professional backgrounds."