Thank you for considering a gift to Hoosac School. Your gifts are critical to Hoosac’s continued success. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating our students. Your annual support bridges that gap and makes it possible for Hoosac to maintain excellence both in facilities and an outstanding faculty and staff. The most important outcome of your support is the success of each Hoosac student, who brings that excellence to the future.
Methods of Giving
The Annual Fund is the most important fundraising tool of a non-profit organization such as Hoosac School. The Annual Fund helps meet the cost of general operations and cover unexpected costs. Sometimes enough is raised to help support special projects.
Make a Secure Annual Fund Gift Online:
Make a Gift by Check: Checks should be made payable to Hoosac School and mailed to:
P.O. Box 9
Hoosick, NY 12089
Make a Gift by Phone using a Credit Card: Please call Kathy Weaver, Business Manager at (518) 686-7331 to make a secure gift using your credit card.
Wire Transfers: Please call Kathy Weaver, Business Manager at (518) 686-7331 for information on how to set up a wire transfer.
Make a Gift to a Capital Project:
Hoosac has short term and long term capital projects planned. Contact Headmaster Dean Foster at 518-686-7331 or email@example.com if you wish to support a capital project. Giving to Capital Projects can associate with Naming Opportunities.
Make a Gift of a Securities or Stock:
Provide your stockbroker or financial advisor with the following basic information:
- Transfer to: Hoosac School, P.O. Box 9, Pine Valley Road, Hoosick, NY 12089
- For the amount of: __________
Please contact Kathy Weaver, Hoosac School Business Manager at (518) 686-7331 for details.
Many companies/corporations match their employees’ gifts to non-profits organizations. Please inquire at your company/corporation to see if they have a matching gift program.
Planned Giving or Estate Gifts:
Bequests are respectfully recognized and valued. Please contact us at 518-686-7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A donor may bequest to Hoosac School in his or her estate plan for a specific amount, a percentage of the estate, or even a residual portion of a retirement plan.
- Your Will - Naming Hoosac in your will is a splendid way to make a substantial contribution that may not have been possible in your lifetime.
- A Living Trust - Establish a trust in Hoosac’s name and receive income from that trust until you are deceased, at which point Hoosac would receive the principle.
- Life Insurance - Donate a life insurance policy to Hoosac and take a tax deduction for the current value of the policy. The school will eventually receive the proceeds. Meanwhile, your premium payments may qualify as charitable contributions.
Giving to Endowment:
Endowment funds help ensure a school’s future. This is investment capital set aside to protect the school during times of economic instability; only the interest can be used.
- General Endowment Fund: The proceeds from this fund supports ongoing operations or other specified purposes. Bequests to the Wotkyns Society are appropriated to the endowment fund.
- Endowment Projects: If you wish to participate in an endowment project, Please contact the Headmaster at 518-686-7331 or email@example.com
- Scholarship Endowments: To contribute to a scholarship fund, contact Hoosac School.
In honor of those for whom they are named, existing memorial funds are The Reverend Meredith B. Wood Foundation Scholarship Fund and The Ann Gray Parshall Lecture Series. For more information about these funds, please contact Hoosac School.
Real Estate Gifts:
A donor may contribute various types of real property to Hoosac School, including a primary residence, vacation home, farm, commercial building, subdivision lots, undeveloped property, or a fractional interest in property. In the case of residence, either a primary or vacation home, the donor may make a gift of the property and reserve the right to occupy it for the rest of his or her life and for the life of a spouse. Real estate gifts offer a variety of tax benefits.
A Deed of Gift:
This is a signed document that transfers ownership of real, personal, or intellectual property from one person or institution to another. Such a document may be applied to transfer funds from a trust account to the school. Existing trusts are the Bolza Trust and the Lavino Trust. To initiate a Deed of Gift, contact Hoosac School at 518-686-7331.
Gifts-in-kind: These are tangible gift contributions for which Hoosac would ordinarily have to pay from its Annual Fund.
Thanks you in advance
for your generosity and support.
Contact us at (518) 686-7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Naming Opportunities: Naming a capital gift recognizes a philanthropic donation or at the donor’s request, honors a special person or loved one.
Capital Projects: The Fitness Center has been completed and its indoor space named. The next long-term projects include a new classroom over Blake auditorium, a new girls dormitory, and a hockey rink.
Securities or Stock Transfer: Gifts of securities are dated on the day they are received in the Hoosac School account at Wells Fargo, Broker A. King Francis, phone 413-499-1500. Include your broker’s name and your name when transferring securities. Then, send Hoosac the certificates with a letter informing us of what you are transferring and the approximate value. In most cases, an outright gift of appreciated securities entitles the donor to make an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value and, if these shares have been held for at least one year, an avoidance of capital gains tax (do not sell the securities and send in the proceeds).
Wotkyns Society: This society is named after Dana B. Wotkyns ’19 whose bequest to Hoosac School in 1989 launched the construction of the Harry Dickie Sports Complex. The school expresses grateful appreciation to those who have supported its mission in their estate plans with a bequest or other planned gift by forever recognizing its members.
The Reverend Meredith B. Wood Foundation Scholarship Fund: Named after Hoosac’s Rector-Headmaster from 1941-1957, this Foundation was established in 1999 by Keith Adams ’54 and John Pulsifer ’54 in order to provide scholarships to current Hoosac students who are the embodiment of those qualities Father Wood instilled in his students.
The Ann Gray Parshall Lecture Series: Seeded by Trustee William Parshall in memory of his wife, this fund is designed to underwrite a lecture series, enabling the school to invite eminent guest speakers and performers in a variety of fields.
The Bolza Trust:
The Lavino Trust: Established in 1972 by Edwin Lavino, this trust continues to provide support for Hoosac School. His nephew was alumnus E. George Lavino ’26.