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The Hill School Community Impact Statement

Fiscal Year 2023

 Proudly A Part of our Shared Pottstown Community Since 1851

  • The Hill School is one of Pottstown’s biggest employers. In FY2023, The Hill’s combined 374 full-time and part-time employees contributed approximately $171,580 in local payroll taxes and $12,988 in local services taxes.
     
  • The Hill School paid a total of $140,600 in real estate taxes for properties owned contiguous to the primary campus footprint.
     
  • The Hill School purchased approximately $3.2 million in goods and services from rge array of Pottstown businesses/vendors. This includes $95,200 paid to the Borough of Pottstown for building permits and drawing review fees and more than $720,000 to Moonlight Office Cleaning for janitorial services.
  • The Hill School makes annual financial contributions to four local fire companies.
     
  • The Hill School contracts for its own water, sewage, and trash collection.
     
  • The Hill welcomes families from 28 states and 21 countries to Pottstown -- and our students, parents, alumni, and visitors as well as faculty and staff significantly support Pottstown businesses each year.
     
  • The Hill provided $730,300 in financial aid to 15 Pottstown area students (zip codes 19464 and 19465) to help them attend the School in 2023.
     
  • In addition to supporting the salaries of its two full-time staff members and a part-time administrative coordinator, The Hill School provides ongoing financial support to the Hobart's Run neighborhood initiative, funding its annual operating costs, signature revitalization programs, and community outreach events. In FY23, the School contributed $15,500 to housing incentives and improvements, including the Block Captain program, neighborhood meetings, and other community engagement activities. To learn more about Hobart’s Run, go to hobartsrunpottstown.org
     
  • The School contributed $20,000 to Pottstown Area Economic Development, Inc.
     
  • Through our Student Philanthropy Council, we provided $25,000 in grants to Berks Connections and Pre-Trial Services; Foundation For Pottstown Education, Montgomery Child Advocacy, Mother Goose Read to Me, Pottstown FARM, Pottstown Historical Society, Project Purpose, Schuylkill River Greenways Association, and Steel River Playhouse.
     
  • In fiscal year 2023, The Hill School and the School-supported Hobart’s Run initiative donated $20,000 to local charities. In addition, the Hobart’s Run initiative and our students and employees provide volunteer and financial support to organizations including: ArtFusion 19464; Be ReZilient; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos, Inc. (CCLU);  Boyertown Area Multi-Service / The Ricketts Center ; Edgewood Historic Cemetery; Foundation for Pottstown Education; Girl Scouts of America; Hearts of Humanity Community Development Corporation; Miller/Keystone Blood Bank; NAACP Pottstown Branch; Operation 143; Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (via Ron Williams); Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation;  Pottstown Beacon of Hope; Pottstown CARES; Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities; Pottstown FARM; Pottstown GOFourth!; Pottstown Historical Society; Pottstown Film Fest; Pottstown Regional Public Library;  Relay for Life/American Cancer Society; Steel River Playhouse; The STRIVE Initiative; Trellis For Tomorrow Youth Seeds Enterprise; TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce; TriCounty Community Network;  YWCA and YMCA; numerous Pottstown food, clothing, and toy drives; and various houses of worship.
     
  • The Hill School frequently shares its athletics and arts facilities with Pottstown organizations, and an array of arts performances and exhibitions are free and open to the public.