There are many ways to make a meaningful impact. Please browse the categories below to learn more about the flexible ways you can make a gift to Hill.
Endowed funds at Hill Learning Center provide support for our programs. The Hill Learning Center endowment portfolio is managed by Truist and Commonfund under the direction of the Finance Committee of Hill Learning Center’s Board of Directors. Endowment funds are permanently protected in terms of the principal, with only the interest used to sustain the operating budget. Hill’s current endowment spending policy is to draw 4.5% of the trailing three-year rolling average of the endowment’s market value to be spent each year, and the remaining earnings are added to the principal. At the Board’s discretion, for certain periods the spending rate may be set higher or lower than 4.5%, however, under no circumstances will the spending rate by higher than 6.5%. Please click here for a list of our current endowed funds.
Hill Learning Center’s endowment is a combination of restricted and unrestricted funds. As an aggregate, the funds generate income for Hill Learning Center on an annual basis supporting operating expenses and providing crucial dollars for faculty development, student financial aid, outreach programs, and much more. The endowment may receive gifts of stock, real estate, and other property, or ownership in a business, partnership, or asset. The fund can be restricted to an area of the donor’s choice.
Donors may establish a permanent, named endowment fund with a minimum gift of $25,000.
A gift made in honor or memory of a loved one is truly a gift that gives twice. To make a tribute gift, please click here to make your gift. Be sure to fill out the “Tribute Information” section at the bottom of the page. We will send a handwritten note to your tribute or tribute’s family notifying them of your generosity and thoughtfulness and send a tax receipt to you.
In April, 2005, Hill established The Anne Gibson Hill Legacy Society to honor the life and example of Society founder Anne Gibson Hill, and to recognize those who support the Center through their estate plans such as bequests, life insurance, retirement plans and irrevocable trusts. A legacy gift to Hill Learning Center helps to ensure that our programs will be in place to help students with learning differences in the future, and it may provide you with tax relief today.
Anne Gibson Hill Legacy Society Members
Anne Gibson Hill (founding member)
George Watts Hill (founding member)
Alice K. and George A. Horton
Margaret Holt McLean (founding member)
The Fields Family
The Makarushka Family
The Morsberger Family
Michael and Amy Russell
The Yarborough Family
The Zimmerman Family
Different types of legacy gifts are listed below:
Wills and Bequests: The simplest legacy gift can be arranged by naming Hill Learning Center as a beneficiary in your will.
Gift of Life Insurance: A life insurance policy, that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members and is no longer needed, can be given to Hill Learning Center.
Charitable Gift Annuities: Charitable Gift Annuities are life income gifts that pay a fixed dollar amount annually for life in exchange for an irrevocable gift to Hill. The amount is determined by your age or the age of another beneficiary. It can be set up to pay immediately or at a later date such as retirement or for a child’s college tuition. The tax benefit is immediate.
Charitable Remainder Trust: Property (cash, real estate, highly appreciated securities, etc.) can be transferred to a trustee, who holds and manages it, paying the income to you and/or other designated beneficiaries for the balance of your/their lives, or for a term of years, after which the remaining principal is distributed to The Hill Center. The transfer is irrevocable. You can gain tax advantages but can neither recover the principal nor place any restrictions on the disposition of the property during your lifetime.
We request that you contact Karen Smith Fernandez, Director of Philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-719-7559 for assistance with your legacy gift.
To make a gift of stock, please review these instructions. To complete a wire transfer, please contact Karen Smith Fernandez, Director of Philanthropy, at email@example.com or 919-719-7559 for information. Please let Karen know that you will be making a stock or wire transfer so that we may credit you appropriately and send your tax receipt.