The Holland Christian Education Foundation was formed in 1989 to provide financial stability for the school. In the face of escalating tuition costs, the Foundation’s mission is to keep Christian education affordable. Since 1901, Holland Christian has served families by providing a quality, Christ-centered education. Through this education, more than 13,000 Holland Christian graduates have been equipped to assume positions of leadership in their homes, churches, communities, and around the world. We would like to continue doing that to as many economically diverse students as we can.

To achieve that goal, the Foundation must grow–and to grow, it needs your gift. A larger Foundation principle means a larger grant to Holland Christian, as the earnings of the fund are gifted to the school annually. Your contribution to the Foundation will continue to give for generations to come.

Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Kurt Dykema ’84
  • Doug Geenen, ’77
  • Mike Goorhouse ’04
  • David Huisman ’93
  • Haans Mulder
  • Kurt Rigterink ’91
  • Grace Silva ’98
  • Paul Sterenberg ’84

/ Ways You Can Give to the Foundation

Affordability is crucial to the survival of Christian education in the Holland area. The Foundation offers several ways for you to make it a reality. We welcome a variety of gifts including:

Outright Gifts

Gifts of cash or appreciated assets (such as securities) are always welcomed by the Foundation.

Life Income Gifts

Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts can be funded with a gift of cash or an appreciated asset such as stock, and the donor can also have the security of a guaranteed income for life.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Making the Holland Christian Foundation both the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy can leave a lasting legacy that will be of benefit for years to come.

Making a Bequest

You can leave a legacy for future generations by naming Holland Christian Schools or the Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan. Friends of Holland Christian who have informed us that Holland Christian is included in their estate plan are recognized as members of the Holland Christian Heritage Society. If Holland Christian is included in your estate plan, we would be very grateful if you would share that information with us so that we might include you in future Heritage Society events.

Holland Christian Schools is a member of the Barnabas Foundation, linked here. The Barnabas Foundation provides estate planning services at no charge to our constituents. To learn more about the range of services that Barnabas can provide, please click on the Barnabas Foundation link above. If you would like to speak with one of the Barnabas Foundation attorneys, we would be pleased to make these arrangements for you. The Barnabas representative will speak with you in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

For detailed information on these and other ways to support the Foundation, please contact Leanna Halma, at (616) 820-2805 or If you wish to make a gift to the Foundation online, please click here to go to our donate online form.