We are very fortunate for the foresight and leadership of those that came before us for the decision, creation and support of Hill School’s 14 Endowment Funds. Our Endowment, currently valued at approximately $12,500,000 provides funding for the daily operation of the school and long-term financial security. During the past three fiscal years (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012), the Endowment funds provided over $1.2M for program support.
Endowments that Support Operations
Established in 1972, this fund provides ongoing support for the annual operating budget of the school.
In 1982, several Hill donors established this fund which provides support to offset the expenses associated with building operations and maintenance.
An anonymous benefactor established this fund in 1995 to support the increased costs of the new and expanded Hill School campus.
This fund was created by the Hill Community to ensure the long-term financial foundation of the school. The cornerstone of this fund was Sheila C. Johnson’s $2 million challenge commitment that helped inspire Hill’s donors to match her support of this campaign.
Endowments that Support Programs
This fund was created in 1970 by C. Reed Thomas and Phillip S. Thomas in memory of Megan Thomas, to promote and inspire student interest in and love for poetry and literature. Income from the fund enhances the library collection, especially poetry, and supports student publications.
This fund was established in 2001 by Sheila C. Johnson, mother of Paige Johnson ’00 and Brett Johnson ’04. Her generosity in creating this fund has ensured that the arts will thrive in the Hill Community for generations to come. The theatre serves as a setting for children and adults to develop confidence, competence, and self-knowledge through performance experiences that enlighten and entertain. This fund supports the programming and operations costs for the Sheila C. Johnson Performing Arts Center.
This fund was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. James J. Wilson, parents of Mary Pat Wilson Guest ’78, Brian Wilson ’85, and grandparents of Amanda Rogers ’07, Markus Weber ’08, Meara Wilson ’17, Jimmy Wilson ’18, and Audrey Wilson ’20. This fund supports science and technology programs.
Endowments that Support Community Need-Based Financial Aid
The purpose of the Morgan Scholarship Fund is to provide need-based financial aid to children from the local community. In 1983, the fund was established by Charles “Pat” Morgan’s daughter, family, and friends.
The Nanette White Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1999 by gifts from the family and friends of Nanette White, wife of George W. White ’45, mother of Marianne (Peppiatt) Dodson ’68, Lizanne (White) Driskill ’80, and George W. “Chip” White Jr. ’82. Mrs. White was also the grandmother of Ted Dodson ’99, Leah Dodson ’06, Will Driskill ’13, Holland Driskill ’15, Allie White ’11, Pamela White ’13, and Wagner White ’21. This fund supports need-based financial aid.
This fund was created by Peter B. Teeley, in memory of his mother, Winifred Cullen Teeley. Mr. Teeley is the father of Randall Teeley ’01 and Adrienne Teeley ’04. It supports need based financial aid.
Endowments that Support Faculty and Staff
This fund was initiated by an anonymous friend of Hill School in 1997. Income from the fund is available to address special needs of the school community, as determined by the Head of School.
The Levis fund was established in 2005 by Margot Levis Thompson and John P. Levis, III in memory of their father, John P. Levis, Jr. (1934-2005), an esteemed Hill School Trustee (2000-2005), Board Vice President (2003-2005), and close friend of the school. In 2008, Mr. and Mrs. C. Langhorne Washburn augmented the fund in honor of their dear friend, John P. Levis, Jr. This fund provides financial assistance to Hill School families in need.
As an expression of their appreciation for the dedication and commitment of the School’s faculty and staff, the fund was established in 1999 jointly by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Orme, Jr., grandparents of Peter Hitchen ’85, Brad Hitchen ’86, Jonathan Price ’95, Stephen Price ’95, Alex Price ’99, and Mark Price ’06; and by Mr. and Mrs. William Gray Price IV. The fund has been supplemented by gifts in memory of Gray Price. At the Head of School’s discretion, this fund assists Hill School faculty and staff with unanticipated extraordinary expenses.
Endowments that Support Environmental Stewardship
Established in 1996 with a gift from the Lazar Foundation, this fund has been augmented by additional donations. It provides support for the maintenance expenses of the Hill School landscaping and ensures that the natural beauty of the campus is sustained for generations to come.