The Matthew Meigs Society was created to recognize and thank alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who have established a charitable gift for The Hill School in their estate plans.  The Hill School’s founder, The Reverend Matthew Meigs, envisioned an exemplary “family boarding school,” and The Matthew Meigs Society members play a critical role in keeping this vision secure. Planned gifts provide vital funds to strengthen and sustain The Hill School’s future, giving vitality and sustainability to our endowment and our capital and operating needs.

Examples of planned gifts include establishing a charitable gift annuity with The Hill School or naming The Hill School in your will or as a beneficiary on a: life insurance policy; pension, IRA, 401(k) plan; or charitable remainder trust. The Hill School’s Tax ID is 23-1352647.

Learn More About an IRA Charitable Rollover

IRA Charitable Rollover For individuals age 70 ½ or older, the IRA Charitable Rollover is a tax-wise way to support The Hill School. If you are required to make annual withdrawals from an IRA account, these otherwise taxable distributions can satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), and you can exclude these funds from your taxable income.
 
Every year, you (and your spouse) can each transfer as much as $100,000 directly from your IRA to The Hill School as a gift for a purpose that you choose, such as student aid, faculty compensation or a capital building initiative.
 
Benefits:
 
  • Transfer tax-free gifts from your IRA directly to The Hill School;
  • Can be applied toward your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD);
  • Beneficial for individuals who do not itemize deductions on their income tax;
  • Withdrawals not subject to annual charitable deduction limitations
  • May be used to satisfy multi-year Hill Fund and/or endowment/capital pledges;
  • May be used to create an endowed scholarship or other permanent fund.

Contact your IRA administrator to initiate the gift by directing them to send a check payable to “The Hill School.”

The Hill School’s Tax ID is 23-1352647.

Please direct any questions to Director of Charitable Estate Giving Tim McKinley at 610-705-1199 or tmckinley@thehill.org.

Learn More About Establishing a Bequest

The Hill School honors the designations and intended uses that our donors have for their gifts and bequests. Found below is sample language that describes designations and uses that the donor can include in his or her bequest so that the gift and bequest can be used as the donor intended.
 
“I give, devise, and bequeath the sum of $_________ (or ___% or XYZ asset) to The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa….”
 
An Unrestricted Use:
To be used in such a manner as the Board of Trustees deem most useful for the general purposes of The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.
 
A Restricted, Current Use:
To be used for scholarship aid (or faculty salaries, building maintenance, student research) at The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.
 
Endowment, Income Unrestricted:
To be added to the endowment fund of The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., the annual income thereof to be used for the benefit of The Hill School, in such a manner as the Board of Trustees thereof may direct.
 
Endowment, Income Restricted:
To be added to the endowment of The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., to establish the (name of scholarship or fund), the income from which shall be used to pay, in full or in part, the tuition of students with financial need and in academic good standing, as determined by the policies of The Hill School.

 

A gift annuity benefits the donor as well as the School. I really liked the idea of being able to make a gift during my lifetime that will support the School’s endowment far into the future.Jim Maxwell '46
For questions about an estate gift, please contact Director of Planned Giving Tim McKinley at 610-705-1199 or tmckinley@thehill.org.

Learn More About Why Our Donors Give to The Hill:

Roane Cross '65

“We feel that our faculty was and continues to be is spectacular, and we want to do everything we can to say thank you.”

Jim Maxwell '46

"A gift annuity benefits the donor as well as the School. I really liked the idea of being able to make a gift during my lifetime that will support the School’s endowment far into the future."

Marilyn Montross Sheils P’08

“My daughter Caitlin had such a great experience at The Hill. At some point, my gift could allow another child to experience the impact of a Hill education.”