Support EHS

Your philanthropy is an integral part of the growth and success of Eagle Hill School.

It's because of more than 40 years of generosity from parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, and friends that Eagle Hill has been able to maintain its status as the gold standard in education for children with language-based learning differences.

When we say we couldn't do it without you, we mean it.

There are many ways to give to Eagle Hill, and we appreciate all the ways you support us.

You can give to Eagle Hill by:


 

Frequently Asked Questions About Giving

HOW DO I MAKE A GIFT?

To make gifts using cash, check, or credit card, please click here.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS IN PLACE?

Endowed scholarship funds are those that provide a specific dollar amount, usually in honor of someone, to a student who fulfills the criteria as set by the school's scholarship committee.

For 2017-2018, the Endowed Scholarships are:

  • The Rayma-Joan and Mark J. Griffin Scholarship Fund: Established by the Board of Trustees in 2004 in honor of Rayma and Mark Griffin, founding headmaster and admissions director respectively of Eagle Hill School
  • The Andrew Michael Fisher Scholarship Fund: Established in 2004 by Laura and Richard Fisher in memory of their son, Andrew (Class of ‘96).

HOW DO I GIVE TO/SET UP A SCHOLARSHIP FUND?

Individuals, families, foundations, or corporations may:

(1) Set up an endowed scholarship fund in honor of their family, their foundation, or someone of significance, with a minimum of $50,000, and must be approved by the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.

(2) Fund the yearly cost of tuition for one or more students by contacting Lisa Ferraro, Director of Development.


WHAT IS A MATCHING GIFT?

More than 1,000 businesses and companies match donations by their employees and retirees to independent and private schools.

HOW DO I INITIATE A MATCHING GIFT?

Donors initiate the process by contacting their company's human resources department or corporate foundation for the appropriate forms. Donors receive credit from Eagle Hill School for both their original gift and the matching gift. The combined amount is recognized in our Giving Report in the Fall issue of our school magazine.

WHAT IS A PLEDGE GIFT?

For some of our donors, a pledge gift makes it easier for them to manage their donation over a longer period of time. If you pledge for our fiscal year of July 1 to June 30, the Development Office will send reminders to ensure that your gift is recorded by fiscal year-end.

We encourage pledges made before November 30 as this allows the Board of Trustees to set the next fiscal budget with foreknowledge of anticipated funds.

HOW CAN I USE MY APPRECIATED SECURITIES AS A GIFT?

Appreciated securities are sometimes considered when a donor wishes to take a tax deduction on the full value of the gift and avoid capital gains on the transfer. In many cases, the actual cost to the donor is far less than the value of the gift to the school. For a stock transfer form, contact Lisa Ferraro, Director of Development.

DO YOU ACCEPT UNAPPRECIATED SECURITIES?

In general, it is not advisable to give securities that are presently worth less than you paid for them. If the sale of stocks or bonds would result in a deductible loss, it is usually to your advantage to sell them to establish a tax loss and then donate the proceeds to Eagle Hill School. We consider this a creative way to make lemonade out of lemons!

Meet the development team

Lisa Ferraro, Director of Development and Marketing

With more than 20 years of fundraising and non-profit management experience, Lisa joined Eagle Hill in 2013 as the Director of Development & Marketing. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with a BBA from Pacific Lutheran University and an MBA from the University of Bridgeport.

Outside of Eagle Hill, Lisa enjoys hosting dinner for friends and family, gardening, and volunteering for local community organizations.

Contact Lisa.

Phil Pineau, Communications Manager

Phil has worked in the Development Office at Eagle Hill for three years. As Communications Manager, Phil works on the Eagle Hill News magazine, all EHS social media, marketing, and the website. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Skidmore College in American History and Political Science.

When he's not at school, Phil enjoys reading, playing board games, and performing in community theater.

Contact Phil.

Linda J. Miller, Development Officer

Linda is the newest addition to the Development Office. As Development Officer, Linda is responsible for the Eagle Hill Fund. She has a B.S. degree in Business Management from St. Francis College.

Linda is the proud parent of two wonderful children and in her free time, she likes taking her dog, Charlie, on walks and spending time with her family.

Contact Linda.

Maria Conforti, Development Assistant

Maria has been working at Eagle Hill for four years, in various roles. Her main responsibilities as Development Assistant include the coordination of the EHS weekly newsletter as well as assorted projects for the department. Prior to Eagle Hill, she worked at Greenwich Catholic School while raising her two daughters.

Maria's formal education is in the Arts. She attended SUNY Purchase and graduated from the Connecticut Institute of Art.

When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially her two teenage girls!), traveling, cooking, and entertaining.

Contact Maria.

Cindy Ruiz, Special Events Manager

Cindy has worked in the Development Office at Eagle Hill for a year. As Special Events Manager, Cindy plans Eagle Hill's Annual Benefit, school wide events, and Alumni Reunion. Cindy has a Bachelor's Degree from Boston University in Mass Communications - focused in Public Relations. 

When she's not at school, Cindy enjoys traveling, reading, and photography. 

Contact Cindy.

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"Countless donors before us have contributed in ways that benefited our son. His educational journey was transformed thanks to Eagle Hill. That's why we want to pay it forward for Eagle Hill families to come.”
- Alumni Parent, Class of 2013

2017-2018 Annual Report