Ways to Give
Support from our community is a vital element of Harpeth Hall’s mission excellence in girls’ education. Your contribution, no matter the size, enables the school to provide students with an expansive educational experience. At Harpeth Hall, girls become confident leaders armed with the motivation to pursue their bravest ambitions and the skills to achieve them.
4 WAYS TO SUPPORT HARPETH HALL
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of all fundraising programs at Harpeth Hall. As an independent school, Harpeth Hall receives no government funding and relies on tuition and charitable gifts as the primary source of funding. Your gift immediately benefits each student and faculty member by enriching essential academic and co-curricular programs including faculty professional development, financial aid, service learning and other co-curricular offerings. It also provides for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful campus and facilities. The funds raised go directly into the operating budget and are used the same year they are received.
Capital Gifts are larger and generally given over a period of years to support “bricks and mortar” projects, campus expenses, and campus infrastructure. Gifts for capital projects have built the campus our students enjoy today.
Gifts to endowment provide a permanent source of support for faculty salaries, financial aid, and long-term maintenance of our campus. Although the specific use may vary greatly, endowment funds have a common objective: to provide support not just for one year, or even one generation, but in perpetuity. Four percent of our endowment value supplements the operating budget each year.
Planned gifts generally evolve from estate planning. Planned gifts range from life-income gifts, to bequests, to creative arrangements using retirement-plan benefits. Some people choose to make an outright gift of assets such as stocks, bonds, and property. Making a planned gift may allow you to give more than you ever thought possible and, at the same time, benefit from tax advantages or income for a term of years or life.