Background
The HCS Educational Foundation was founded in 1973 with $2,897 and a vision for the future. Dedicated to supplement the funding of Christian education at Hudsonville Christian School on a long-term basis, the endowment was built over the next 13 years. The Foundation is administered by a Board of Trustees approved by the Hudsonville Christian School board. Since 1986, the Foundation has contributed significant annual support to the Hudsonville Christian School. This year the Foundation provided $81,000 to help lower the cost of tuition.

Membership
In order to maintain and increase its support of Christian education, the Foundation depends on membership and many types of gifts. Each gift is held in trust with investment income donated annually to the school. The Foundation will promote, accept, and manage gifts of property, securities, life insurance bequests, cash and other forms of contribution for the sole use and benefit of Hudsonville Christian School, its students, and succeeding generations.

Catch the Vision – Become a Member and Build the Future Foundation
The vision established for the Foundation in 1973 is even more important today. Hudsonville Christian School contributes to the healthy vitality of our community by providing excellent Christ-centered education to over 950 students in preschool through 8th grade. Long-term financial support from the Foundation will ensure financial affordability for all who desire a Christian education for their children.

By becoming a member of the Foundation you will benefit from the joy of knowing your gifts are permanently invested. The earnings from these investments are used to meet increasing needs of Hudsonville Christian each year. Your gift will continue to give for generations to come.

Membership is open to anyone who desires to support Hudsonville Christian School. Through your support we can share the joy of watching the Foundation grow and the benefits to Hudsonville Christian increase. Be a part of the growing group of people uniting together through Foundation to ensure the long-term financial strength of Hudsonville Christian School. Download the membership application form and become a member today.

Benefits of Membership
The Foundation has resources available to help our members exercise good Christian stewardship through thoughtful estate planning. The Foundation will provide you with the following free confidential information and services on request:

  • Information on wills and estate planning
  • Information on how to support the Foundation through your estate plan
  • Review of current estate plan and counsel on how it should be updated
  • Information on gift annuities and other like income agreements

Planned Giving
Planned giving is part of our spiritual responsibility for the assests God has entrusted to us.  When we realize that everything we own actually belongs to God and we are simply His caretakers or stewards, we understand the importance of making sure that those assets are passed on in a way that honors God and furthers His kingdom.  Planned giving is for everyone, regardless of the size of your estate and your age.  If you would like more information on supporting Hudsonville Christian School in your estate plan/will, please contact Tami Herweyer at (616) 218-6538 or Dan Pott (616) 669-6689.  If you don’t have a will or estate plan, Tami can assist with getting you in touch with the Barnabas Foundation.  They will come along side you and assist you with making important decisions for your family.  Hudsonville Christian is a member of the Barnabas Foundation, so you can receive guidance on estate planning at no cost or obligation.

For more information about the Foundation and becoming a member, contact Tami Herweyer at (616) 218-6538 or via email at therweyer@4hcs.org.