Support The Hill

Ways To Give

Your gift is essential to ensuring that current and future students have the opportunity to receive the exceptional educational experience that The Hill School has given students since its founding in 1851.

Gifts of Cash

Traditionally, the majority of gifts made to The Hill School come in the form of cash. A gift of cash entitles a donor to the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions. You may deduct up to 60 percent of your adjusted gross income for gifts of cash and may carry any amount over that figure forward for up to five additional years. You can make a cash gift to The Hill Fund online.

Gift by Credit Card:

Make a gift to The Hill School with your credit card using our secure online giving form. If you'd like to make a gift by credit card, but do not wish to make your gift on-line, please call the Advancement Office at 610-705-1006 to speak with a staff member who will assist you in making a gift over the phone.


Gift by Check: 

Make your check payable to The Hill School, and send to:

Office of Instutional Giving
The Hill School
860 Beech St.
Pottstown, PA 19464-5791


A pledge is a promise to make a specified payment within the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Pledges to The Hill Fund must be paid by May 31 each year. You can make a pledge to The Hill Fund online or by contacting Director of Institutional Giving Operations & The Hill Fund Virginia Yinger at or 610-705-1197. The Hill School allows pledge commitments to endowment and capital projects over a period of five years.

Recurring Gifts:

A recurring gift is an ongoing, specific gift amount determined by a donor that is charged monthly, annually, or quarterly to a donor’s credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). Recurring gifts can be set up to run as a onetime charge in a future month, beginning and ending on specified dates, or with no end-date. Your recurring gifts will be a dependable source of support that The Hill can count on throughout the year. To get started visit our giving page and select the “recurring gift” check-box under “type of gift.”

Sample Monthly Donations
Beginning in the month of July and ending the following June:
$5 per month = $60 per year
$10 per month = $120 per year
$25 per month = $300 per year

Join The 1851 Society
$15.43 per month = $185.10 per year (alumni 5 years or less)
$41.66 per month = $500 per year (alumni 6-10 years)
$83.33 per month = $1,000 per year (alumni 11-15 years)
$154.25 per month = $1,851 per year

Gifts of Stock or Wire

Donate Appreciated Securities:

If you have unrealized gains in your taxable portfolio accounts, consider making charitable contributions of appreciated stock instead of cash. A gift of appreciated stock that has been held for more than one year generally can provide a double benefit by allowing the taxpayer to receive the charitable contribution deduction equal to the stock's fair market value on the date of contribution, and excluding from taxable income the gain on the stock appreciation which would normally be taxed at the capital gain rates of 15% or 20% depending on the tax bracket of the donor. 

Please contact Christian P. Sockel P'22, assistant headmaster for institutional giving, at 610-705-1005 or if you have any questions.

How to make a gift of Stock:

Please forward any information regarding a pending stock transfer to Margaret Upham at 610-705-1006 or The donor's name is not transferred with the stock information. Providing us with information relating to the transfer will ensure stock gifts are appropriately attributed to the donor.

Gifts of stock may be transferred to Vanguard using the following information:

DTC Eligible Securities and options
DTC and OCC Clearing #0062
For Further Credit to Hill School Account # 313 768 55

Gifts of appreciated securities will be valued at full market value on the date of the transfer to the School. 

You may send stock certificates directly to the School at the following address:

Office of Institutional Giving
The Hill School
860 Beech St.
Pottstown, PA 19464-5791

Securities may be endorsed in blank (the donor's signature only) and sent to the above address. If stock certificates are endorsed, please send a stock power to the School under separate cover on which only the signature has been filled in. If you have questions, please call the Office of Insitutional Giving at 610-705-1006.

Wire Gifts:

If you are interested in wiring funds to The Hill School please contact Margaret Upham at 610-705-1006 or Scott Faulkingham at 610-705-1244 or to receive wiring instructions.

Pennsylvania Tax Credit Programs (EITC/OSTC)

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program, established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, provide opportunities for eligible Pennsylvania businesses to donate a portion of their tax dollars to participating scholarship organizations, such as The Hill School,  in support of student aid. 

Learn more about PA Tax Credit Programs

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts provide a wonderful opportunity to double — sometimes even triple — your contribution to The Hill School. Please contact your company's personnel office for specific information about your employer's matching gift program. It is necessary in all cases for the donor to secure the proper forms from the corporation and to submit them to The Hill School in order for us to receive the matching gifts.

If you would like more information regarding matching gifts, please contact Margaret Upham at 610-705-1006 or

Gifts of Real Estate or Other Assets

Gifts of Real Estate:

Appreciated marketable real estate is another asset with which you may make a significant gift to The Hill School. A gift of real estate will entitle you to a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the property.* You will need to substantiate this value with an appraisal. You may take this deduction for up to thirty percent of your adjusted gross income and any excess over that amount you may carry over for up to five additional years.

A personal residence, vacation home, or farm offers another giving option. You may give a remainder interest to The Hill School while you retain the right to remain in and maintain the property for life. A gift of such a remainder interest entitles you to an income tax charitable deduction equal to the present value of the School's remainder interest. Gifts of real estate must be reviewed in advance of acceptance by the School’s Gift Acceptance Committee.

Other Assets:

Gifts to The Hill School can come in other forms as well. For example, you may wish to consider a gift of closely held stock, tangible personal property (if it is related to the School’s educational programs) or irrevocable life insurance. A gift of any of these assets will entitle you to an income tax deduction equal to their fair market value of the date of the gift. You may take this deduction for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income with a carry over of any excess for up to five additional years.* Gifts that fall into this category must be reviewed by the School’s Gift Acceptance Committee.

Please contact Director of Capital Giving Geoff Neese '00 at 610-705-1194 or for additional information about gifts of real estate or other assets.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts and bequests 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 in this instance are naming The Hill as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, a pension or 401(k) plan, an IRA and naming The Hill as a beneficiary within charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities. 

For more information on establishing an estate gift to benefit you and The Hill School, please contact Associate Headmaster for Institutional Giving Christian Sockel P'23 at 610-705-1005 or


Capital and Endowment Gifts

While The Hill Fund is the lifeblood of the School’s annual operations, gifts to the endowment and capital projects ensure the long-term financial stability of The Hill School. Whether a scholarship, chair, or unrestricted gift, giving to the endowment creates a lasting legacy for generations of Hill students to come. A gift to a capital project ensures our students have the best facilities available – in the classroom, in the dormitories, in the arts, or on the athletic fields. 

For more information on current endowment and capital projects, please contact Director of Capital Giving Geoff Neese '00 at or 610-705-1194.


Gifts to The Hill ensure traditions, such as twice-weekly Chapel services, continue for current and future students.

Established in 2008, The 1851 Society recognizes individuals and organizations that make leadership contributions to The Hill School each fiscal year in support of The Hill Fund, the School’s endowment, any of its endowed funds, or any capital project. Members of The 1851 Society are essential partners with The Hill’s dedicated faculty, staff, and administration in providing the financial and human capital needed to operate our outstanding School.

1851 Society Giving Levels:

Alumni 1-4 years out 

Alumni 8-10 years out

Alumni 5-7 years out

Alumni 11-15 years out

Alumni 16+ years out, parents, and friends of the School


If you have any questions about making a gift in support of The Hill School, please contact:

Virginia Yinger
Director of Institutional Giving Operations & The Hill Fund
Christian Sockel P'22
Assistant Headmaster for Institutional Giving