Annual Fund

Our annual fundraising efforts are critical to the success of Gifft Hill School. Our donors help to provide a rigorous experienced-based education and compassionate community for the children of St. John and St. Thomas. We educate one of every three students on the island of St. John and provide 80% of our students with financial assistance. Your support matters!

Every year, we launch our Annual Fund to directly support GHS, its students, staff, and teachers. Our community's support allows us to provide robust financial aid to deserving and talented students while helping empower and equip our talented teachers. Funds raised also help to improve and maintain our beautiful campus and many academic and athletic programs. 

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT GHS

CHECK
 

Please make checks payable to Gifft Hill School and mail to:
 

5000 Estate Enighed PMB 356
St. John VI 00830

SECURITIES/STOCK
 

To make a gift of stock, please notify the Advancement Office at Gifft Hill School in advance of the transfer by contacting 340-776-1730 or advancement@giffthillschool.org.

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS

 

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are very effective charitable giving vehicles whereby donors set aside money to be granted to charitable organizations. You can support GHS through a DAF grant. When processing a DAF grant through a charitable giving account, search for Gifft Hill School by tax ID number (66-0567902). Give now through your DAF account at Fidelity Charitable, BNY Mellon, or Schwab Charitable by clicking the button below.

CRYPTOCURRENCY

 

Transfer Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other altcoins  today to support Gifft Hill School. You can transfer any amount via Coinbase. Your crypto donations will be sold immediately.

RETIREMENT PLANS AND IRAs

 

A retirement plan, such as an IRA, can be a smart source for charitable giving. If you are 70½ years or older, an IRA charitable rollover gift allows you to direct up to $100,000 tax-free to GHS each year from your traditional IRA, which satisfies your required minimum distribution and reduces your taxable income. Contact your IRA custodian to request a direct distribution to Gifft Hill School. Married taxpayers who meet QCD requirements and file joint returns can donate $100,000 from each spouse’s IRA, for a total of $200,000 annually.  

CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS

 

Many companies match donations made by their employees to registered nonprofit organizations. We encourage you to inquire from your company if they might be able to match your donation this year. The impact of your gift to Gifft Hill School could potentially be doubled and sometimes even tripled! 

START A FUNDRAISER

 

We invite you to create a quick online fundraiser to rally your friends and family to support GHS perhaps in honor of a special occasion!

To update your contact information, please email us at: advancement@giffthillschool.org

 
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Donor Recognition

CIRCLES

GIVING LEVEL

KAPOK CIRCLE

ROYAL PALM CIRCLE

POINCIANA CIRCLE

$50,000 +

$20,000 - $49,999

$10,000 - $19,999

TAMARIND CIRCLE

LIGNUM VITAE CIRCLE

FRANGIPANI CIRCLE

HIBISCUS CIRCLE

$5,000 - $9,999

$1,000 - $4,999

$100 - $999

UNDER $99

 
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Endowment

GHS ENDOWMENT: Gifts to the invested endowment generate new income year after year. Annual draws of no more than 5% from this managed fund support GHS operations, financial aid, faculty salaries, professional development, and other areas of greatest need. A healthy endowment is vital for the school's long-term stability.

 

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS: Endowing a scholarship in your name or in the name of a loved one ensures that GHS can accept and retain bright and deserving students no matter their financial circumstances. A named scholarship can be created with a gift of $50,000 or more. Annual draws of no more than 5% are taken from the endowed funds to support tuition scholarships and merit awards.

If you are interested in establishing or contributing to an endowed fund at Gifft Hill School, please contact us at advancement@giffthillschool.org.

 
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Planned Giving Society

The 1978 Society

Please consider Gifft Hill School in your estate plans. Gifts could include:

  • Appreciated Securities

  • Bequests

  • Retirement Assets

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

  • Life Insurance

  • Tangible Personal Property

  • Charitable Lead Trust

  • Charitable Remainder Trust

  • Retained Life Estate

Thank you to the current members of our 1978 Society who have included Gifft Hill School in their estate plans:

  • Ruth Doan

  • Miles and Susan Stair

  • Rich Emmett

  • Dana and Martha Robes

  • Mark and Tina Brinson

  • The Hans J. Tiller Trust

  • Samuel and Kay McCullough

  • Ken and Elaine Mills

 
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