Hill Center 150th Anniversary Campaign

Why Give

As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Old Naval Hospital – and the 5th anniversary of the opening of Hill Center – Hill Center's triumph as an educational and cultural institution has far surpassed initial aspirations, with an estimated 50,000 visits to the campus annually for a wide range of high-quality programs and events.

Such intensive use has taken a heavy toll, and the cost of maintaining the Hill Center campus at the current level of quality and historic authenticity is significantly higher than projected. In a recently completed facility condition assessment, capital maintenance costs were estimated to exceed $1 million over the next 20 years.

Our 150th Anniversary Campaign goal is to raise a minimum of $150,000 by September 30, 2017, to establish the Hill Center Preservation Endowment – a permanent fund to be built over time until it will generate income sufficient to cover capital costs in perpetuity.

There are two ways you can help to build the endowment: by making an outright gift and/or by making a legacy gift, designating the Old Naval Hospital Foundation/Hill Center Preservation Endowment as a beneficiary of your estate. 

Be a part of this important milestone in Hill Center’s history. With your help, the landmark Old Naval Hospital campus will endure as a prime example of 19th-century public architecture housing a vibrant center for culture, education, and civic life for generations to come.

Contributions of any size are welcome. Donors of $150 or more to the Hill Center 150th Anniversary Campaign through September 30, 2017, will be recognized as members of the 150th Anniversary Circle.

Ways to Give

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated, and there are a number of giving options as described below.

Donate online: Click the red DONATE NOW button to the right to donate securely online using a credit card. Please consider making a recurring donation, which you can cancel at any time.

Donate by phone: Contact Ann Goodwin at 202.499.6448 to donate by credit card or set up a specific pledge payment schedule.

Donate by mail or make a pledge:  Print and return the Contribution Form to Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 20003. Please make your check payable to the Old Naval Hospital Foundation. 

Make a gift of stock, real estate, or other assets: Click here for details.

Make a legacy gift: Designate Hill Center/Old Naval Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary through your will, retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account. Click here for details.

Make a matching gift: Many companies will match employees’ charitable contributions. Please check with your employer to find out if they will match your gift to the Old Naval Hospital Foundation.

Underwriting Opportunities

Please consider underwriting a room, a garden, a section of the fence, or other elements of the building and grounds. If you are interested in any of the Hill Center Underwriting Opportunities, contact Nicky Cymrot: 202.997.5722; Nicky@HillCenterDC.org.

Questions? Need additional information?

Contact Ann Goodwin (202.499.6448; Ann@HillCenterDC.org).

The Old Naval Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 27-0038119).  Donor records and other donor information are highly confidential and protected by agency policy.  If you request that your gift be treated as anonymous, you will receive an acknowledgment of your gift, but your name will not be included on any published lists.  The Old Naval Hospital Foundation does not sell its donor list.