The Annual Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What does the Annual Fund support?

    The Annual Fund directly supports students and faculty, ongoing technology and facilities needs as well as other school priorities. Over the past five years the Annual Fund has funded 15 percent of Belmont Hill's operating expenses. The Annual Fund offers alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends of Belmont Hill a special opportunity to support the highest current priorities of the School through their annual unrestricted giving. Most importantly, this broad-based support reflects the combined philanthropy of generations of alumni who give generously at all levels.
  • Q. Doesn’t tuition cover these items?

    Even full tuition pays for only a portion of the actual cost of educating a student. The financial model that underpins the School’s operation depends on three principal sources of revenue: endowment income, tuition revenue and the philanthropy of alumni, parents, and friends through the Annual Fund. Your annual support is a vital component of that financial equation.
  • Q. Belmont Hill has an endowment; why not use that instead?

    The income from Belmont Hill’s endowment is one of the principal sources of funding and is used every year to support campus priorities. However, much of that income is restricted to certain purposes and cannot replace restricted current dollars so necessary for day-to-day operating expenses.
  • Q. What is the goal for Fiscal Year 2020-2021?

    The overall Belmont Hill Annual Fund goal is to raise $3.825 million for 2020-2021. In order to meet this goal, the School depends on continuing annual support from alumni, parents, and friends.
  • Q. How does the Annual Fund conduct solicitations?

    Belmont Hill sends out appeals by mail and email each fiscal year. These appeals are followed by phone requests from fellow alumni and parents. We are counting on an Annual Fund commitment as part of every gift to the School. Consider making your gift or pledge by December 31 to save the School postage and telephone costs and to build momentum. Pledges are payable by May 31 – the end of the fiscal year.
  • Q. Will my gift make a difference?

    Absolutely! Every tax-deductible gift makes a difference to the School. It also sends a powerful message that you believe in this institution and its educational program, and that it has made a difference in your life.
  • Q. How many parents give to the School?

    Over the past five years 98% of the families of current students participated in the Annual Fund.
  • Q. How many alumni give to the School?

    Over the past five years, 52% of our alumni have participated in the Annual Fund.
  • Q. Can I match my gift?

    Many companies will match your contribution as an employee/spouse, thereby doubling your gift to Belmont Hill - some companies will match at an even higher rate. Check with your human resource office for the correct form.
  • Q. How do I make a gift?

    Please make your check payable to Belmont Hill School and send it to 350 Prospect Street, Belmont, MA 02478.

    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover charges and gifts of securities are welcome.

    Please contact Director of Annual Giving Shelly Kroll to make a pledge or credit card gift over the phone, to request a giving envelope, or for instructions on how to donate securities.

    You may also make a credit card gift online with this link or make a gift via Venmo @BelmontHillSchool.
  • Q. What if I need more information?

    Shelly Kroll
    Director of Annual Giving

    Belmont Hill School
    350 Prospect Street
    Belmont, MA 02478


    Thank you very much for your interest and support of Belmont Hill School.

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