The Hillside School and Learning Center is federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
All gifts made to The Hillside School and Learning Center support efforts to develop and maintain a challenging curriculum reflective of our mission to provide the highest quality education for our students. Cash gifts are deductible for income tax purposes to the full extent of the law and may be made via PayPal, with cash, check or credit card.
Annual Fund Drive
Every year, The Hillside School and Learning Center conducts an Annual Fund Drive, starting October 1. This year the goal is $80,000.00.
Offering a truly focused and personalized education to students with learning challenges requires adequate and consistent financial resources. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of our effort, so we depend on fund-raising to sustain the excellence of our programs.
It is through the generous gifts of parents, grandparents, foundations, corporations and other supporters that we are able to reach beyond basic classroom education and facilities maintenance.
These gifts make possible everything from construction of new facilities to field trips, technology upgrades, tuition assistance for families in need, and improved teacher training. Perhaps most important, this assistance provides the seed money we need to begin new programs; Our art program, academic counseling program and psychological counseling program all started with a donation.
Personal giving plays a particularly crucial role. We are fortunate to have enjoyed tremendous support over many decades from parents, family, and friends of students, as well as members of the community who understand that The Hillside School and Learning Center is a key community resource.
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Every year, our Parent Teacher Organization, in conjunction with our faculty, staff and Board of Directors holds a Gala Event to raise money for our Annual Fund Drive. Activities have included entertainment at The Ice House in Pasadena, dinner dances, patio parties and more. It’s a wonderful evening with a great turnout and a chance to meet other Hillside parents, as well as our Board and faculty, in a social setting.
In-Kind Donations & Gifts
We encourage community businesses, as well as our parent and supporters, to contribute goods and services in-kind. We keep a ready “Wish List” of items the school needs and would love to recognize your donation with a mention or advertisement on our website or in one of our event programs throughout the year.
8.5 x 11″ Copy paper
Dry erase markers
Ink for printers
Avery mailing labels
Pizza for our free student pizza lunches
Donuts for our monthly student birthday celebrations
New chairs for our conference table
Frames and or framing services for our new Class Picture Display
All institutions that depend on donations encourage Planned Giving as a way to support their values and services into the future. The Hillside School is no different. If you would like to explore the generous act of planned giving, please contact our Executive Director, Mr. Robert Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll be happy to make an appointment with you and discuss your plans.