Donate to the HOPE Foundation

The HOPE Foundation is grateful for all support. Our close alignment with Hypertherm Associates allows us to keep operating costs to a minimum so nearly 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation can support vital work in our community.

You may donate through PayPal using your credit card or via a linked bank account. If you choose PayPal, please be aware that PayPal will charge the HOPE Foundation a three percent processing fee. Some donors choose to increase their donation to cover the fee, allowing the original donation amount to remain intact.

We are happy to discuss specific allocations that align with your interests and the scope of the Foundation for donations greater than $25,000. For donors interested in funding an endowment, the Melissa and Carey Chen Endowment Fund welcomes all contributions.

In addition, we are able to accept the following gifts. Please contact our team to talk through the details.

  • Estate gifts or bequests
  • Gifts of stock
  • Memorial and honorary gifts

We recognize all donors so please let us know if you want your donation to remain anonymous. Thank you for considering the HOPE Foundation as your charity of choice.

The Couch Circle


The Couch Circle was created for Associates who want to give back to the community while working at Hypertherm Associates or following their retirement. It connects current Associates and retirees to the legacy and overwhelming generosity of company founder Dick Couch and his wife, business partner, and former HOPE Foundation president, Barbara Couch.

  • Retired Associates

    • Donations in any amount are graciously accepted by the HOPE Foundation with all retirees receiving a two-year membership to the Couch Circle.

  • Current Associates

    • Individuals donating any amount for three consecutive years will join the Couch Circle in the third year.

    • Associates who donate $1,000 or more will join the Couch Circle at the Leadership Level for two years.

    • Members of the Couch Circle are recognized for their contributions in several ways including at an annual donor lunch and in our Foundation’s annual report.



Ways to donate


Mail in a check payable to the HOPE Foundation:

HOPE Foundation
P.O. Box 5010
Hanover, NH 03755
Attn: Jack Lee, Treasurer