What is a Hilltopper?

Hilltoppers are students who are disciplined in their thinking, dedicated in their efforts, secure in themselves, creative in their collaboration, and compassionate toward others. Elgin Academy has recognized since its founding that these are the characteristics that are critical for achievement in school and create a pathway for success in life. Our mission promises this to each and every student.

Join us in supporting the Hilltopper Fund, to deliver on our promise. Contributions to the Hilltopper Fund make an immediate and enriching impact on the educational experience for each and every student. You gift provides the opportunity for our students to become Hilltoppers.

What is The Hilltopper Fund?

Each year, Elgin Academy families, alumni, faculty, and friends donate to the Hilltopper Fund.

The Hilltopper Fund is our yearly fundraiser that supplements the resources of our operating budget and supports the entire Elgin Academy community.

The 2017-2018 Hilltopper Fund Campaign will take place during the months of October and November and ends on November 28th, which is Giving Tuesday, a national day of philanthropy.

Donations will continue to be accepted until the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2018, your gift will make the biggest impact if you give or pledge during our campaign.

How is the Hilltopper Fund used?

Donations to Annual Fund are utilized in a variety of ways.

Donations to the Hilltopper Fund support our program in countless ways and make it possible for us to support our students each day and each year.

In particular, your gifts provide support in three key areas:

  • Faculty professional development
  • Curriculum enhancements
  • Technology and innovation

Why should I give?

Each year, your gift to the Hilltopper Fund, no matter the size, makes an immediate impact.

Every gift counts, and builds on the next gift to make a strong and vibrant learning community. Your gift will inspire others to give.

We are proud that for the three previous years we have had 100% participation from our Faculty and Staff, as well as from our graduating class. Please join them in making a gift in this and each year.

How much should I give?

We ask that you make a gift at a level that is comfortable for you and your family. Each gift is important and makes an impact today and tomorrow and we appreciate your commitment. Elgin Academy has established giving levels as follows:

Giving Levels

Kimball Society

Cupola Society

Old Main Group

Headmaster's Club

Founders Society

Academy Associates

Orange & Black

Ways to give

You may give your gift in any of the following ways:

Cash Gifts Gifts to Elgin Academy can be made via cash or check (payable to Elgin Academy)

Credit Card Gifts Elgin Academy accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Click here to make a secure donation.

Gifts of Stock By giving appreciated stock that you have held for more than one year, you will be eligible to receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value, and you can also avoid capital gains tax.

Matching Gifts Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match any charitable contributions made by their employees to EA. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift.

All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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