These donations are made through a single payment or a pledge over several months or years. Use our online giving tool or send a check payable to Hillbrook School to our Advancement Office.Credit Cards
Hillbrook accepts donations through Visa and MasterCard. Make your gift or pledge online, or contact the Advancement Office with your card information. Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies match gifts made by employees to charitable organizations such as Hillbrook. The matched gift counts on your Hillbrook giving record, and your company receives recognition in the Annual Report. Visit our Matching Gift page
to see if your company participates. Check with the human resources department at your company to determine if they match gifts and follow their procedures to ensure the donation is made. Cathy Carlson
or Kristina Nakagawa
can help process the paperwork or answer any questions you may have.
A stock gift to Hillbrook School may give the donor an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax, thereby reducing the donor's after-tax cost of the donation. We encourage you to check with your financial advisor to understand the full advantage of these possible savings.
Tax savings may be achieved in two ways:
Designate Hillbrook as a beneficiary of your retirement funds or insurance policies
- First, you pay no capital gains tax on a transfer of stock to PVSF.
- Second, you may receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift (assuming you have held the stock longer than 12 months).
Naming Hillbrook as a beneficiary of your retirement funds or as the owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy is a good way to make a large donation to the school at nominal cost to you. Bequests and Planned Gifts
A planned gift is a lasting investment in Hillbrook School, advancing our mission and ensuring our ability to respond to the challenges we will face in the future, as we have for over 75 years.
Some of the most popular ways to make a legacy gift:
A gift through your will or living trust is one of the most effective ways to provide for Hillbrook's future. You may wish to leave Hillbrook
* a stated dollar amount
* a percentage of your residual estate (what remains after debts, expenses, taxes and specific bequests have been paid for) or
* a specific asset, such as securities or other marketable property
A gift to Hillbrook School in your will or living trust allows you to retain your assets during your lifetime. In addition, your estate, if large enough to pay estate taxes, would benefit from a charitable estate tax deduction. A portion of all gifts is used for administrative and fundraising expenses. We strive to keep these as low as possible.
Your attorney may request the following information:
LEGAL NAME: Hillbrook School
ADDRESS: 300 Marchmont Dr. Los Gatos, CA 95032
TAX ID # 94-0382325
NON-PROFIT STATUS: 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation established in California
This sample language may be of assistance:
"I give and bequeath to Hillbrook School, 300 Marchmont Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032 the sum of ______Dollars ($_______) to be used for general charitable purposes."
"I give and bequeath to Hillbrook School, 300 Marchmont Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032 ______% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used for general charitable purposes."
We hope that you will let us know when you have named Hillbrook School in your will or trust so that we may thank you and include you in our Circle of Giving. Please contact the Hillbrook School Planned Giving Office:
408-356-6116 x505 firstname.lastname@example.orgThis posting is intended to provide general information, not legal or tax advice. We recommend consulting with your lawyer or financial advisor about your individual circumstances.