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 provide permanence and support for our future programs. Our staff would be pleased to discuss creating a named endowment fund with you, with an establishing gift of $25,000 or more. Many members of the Hill community, including current and former parents, grandparents, alumni, corporations, foundations and friends have established named endowment funds to provide long-term support for student financial aid, faculty training scholarships, program development, and other needs. Please click here for a list of our current endowed funds.
Managed by Commonfund under the direction of the Finance Committee of Hill’s Board of Directors.
“Endowment funds” are permanently protected in terms of the principal, with only the interest used to sustain the operating budget.
The school’s current endowment spending policy is to draw 4-6.5% 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.
The endowments generate approximately $235,000 annually – 5% of the total budget.
The endowment is a combination of restricted and unrestricted funds. As an aggregate, the funds generate income for Hill on an annual basis supporting operating expenses and providing crucial dollars for faculty development, student financial aid, outreach programs, and much more.
Thank you for thinking of a donation to Hill as a celebration in honor or in memory of a loved one! Your gift will support the work we do to reach learners who need support to succeed, and the educators who serve them. This gift will additionally honor the commitment of your loved one to helping others.
If you would like to designate Hill Learning Center as a beneficiary of memorial contributions, please contact Jeanne Tilley. To make a tribute gift, please click here and fill out the “Tribute Information” section at the bottom of the page. We will send a note to your tribute or tribute’s family notifying them of your generosity and thoughtfulness.
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 The Hill 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)
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.
To make a gift of stock, please review these instructions. We request that you contact Jeanne Tilley, Assistant Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-719-7558 to let us know that you will be making a stock transfer.
To make an in-kind donation of goods or services, please complete this form and include it with the goods or services at the time of your donation. This form ensures we can properly credit you for your generosity!