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Giving

Ways to Give

 
Hillbrook is fortunate in its friends. Many generous families and individuals help support the institution, both now and for the future. It is because of the support we receive that Hillbrook is able to continue educating children in the Silicon Valley with innovative methods, experienced faculty, and unique opportunities. We thank all those donors and strive to make giving options both flexible and convenient.

There are three fundraisers that happen each year: the Annual Fund, Auction, and Walkathon. The donations raised during these events supports the running of the school, endowments for teachers' summer fellowships, and financial aid. If you would like to give outside of those events, we have outlined several ways below.

Give Online

Cash/Checks
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
A matching gift can often double your gift, and all matching support is credited to you. Contact your company’s human resources office to find out if your employer, or your spouse’s employer, has a matching gift program. If you have questions, please contact jconnolly@hillbrook.org

Stock
Publicly traded securities are the most common form of non-cash, charitable gift asset. Gifts of appreciated, long-term, capital-gain securities generate favorable tax treatment, allowing both you and Hillbrook to make the most of your gift.
Please contact jconnolly@hillbrook.org for a stock transfer form for your charitable gift.

Designate Hillbrook as a beneficiary of your retirement funds or insurance policies
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."
or
"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:

Joe Connolly
408-356-6116
jconnolly@hillbrook.org

This 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.




Advancement Office
Joe Connolly
Director of Institutional Advancement
(408) 356-6116 x305

Christine Thorpe
Advancement Associate / Asst. to Head of School
408-356-6116 x573

Karen Brein
(408) 356-6116 x505
 
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