Hotchkiss 18.1% | Taft 19.4%
473 donors from the Classes of 2003-2017
59 donors from the Class of 2017, the most from any one Class at Hotchkiss or Taft
Over $15,000 raised for The Hotchkiss Fund in only five days

After a one-year hiatus, the Hotchkiss-Taft Challenge was back on this year! During the week of November 6-10, alumni from the Hotchkiss and Taft graduating Classes of 2003-2017 competed to see which School could achieve greater participation in its annual fund during the week.

All of us here in Lakeville were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support that our young alumni demonstrated during this weeklong event. We are thrilled to report that we received donations to The Hotchkiss Fund from 473 young alumni during the week! In the end, the Rhinos came out on top by a margin of less than three dozen donors. Luckily, on Taft Day, the current students avenged our defeat on the athletic fields, where Bearcats prevailed 8-6-1 over the Rhinos.

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The Hotchkiss Fund and the Parents Fund

Your gifts to The Hotchkiss Fund and the Parents Fund are an investment in the School's students and teachers — and the impact they will have on their communities and the world. In addition to providing 12 percent of the operating budget, the Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of educating each student. The Fund also supports day-to-day operations, ongoing maintenance, and faculty development, among other high-priority needs.


Goal: $5,642,000 by June 30, 2017
Actual: $5,483,886 as of June 29, 2017


Goal: $3,475,000 by June 30, 2017
Actual: $3,157,786 as of June 29, 2017


Goal: 42% by June 30, 2017
Actual: 38% as of June 29, 2017


Goal: $1,775,000 by June 30, 2017
Actual: $1,960,704 as of June 29, 2017


Goal: 100% by June 30, 2017
Actual: 82% as of June 29, 2017

To make a gift today, visit our online giving form.

Capital Giving

A capital gift can have a far-reaching impact on the life of the School. Donors who wish to support a specific aspect of Hotchkiss with a capital gift may contribute to any of the following initiatives established by the head of school and the board of trustees:

For more information, please contact:

Joseph Flynn P'14
Chief Advancement Officer
(860) 435-3678

Planned Giving

When making long-term financial arrangements, consider making Hotchkiss part of your legacy. Hotchkiss manages planned giving through an external service. To learn about planned giving options, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Fogel P’11
Director of Gift Planning

Ways to Give

Online Giving

To make a secure gift online, please visit:
Make a gift today
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Giving Societies

Charitable giving allows Hotchkiss to continue providing an outstanding education.

Minerva Council
$100,000 or more

Head of School’s Council
$50,000 - $99,999

Leadership Council
$25,000 - $49,999

St. Luke’s Society
$10,000 - $24,999

Maria Hotchkiss Society
$5,000 - $9,999

The 1891 Society
$1,891 - $4,999

6th – 10th Reunion

$500 - $4,999

Blue & White Society
up to $1,890

Cash and Credit Cards

Make checks payable to "The Hotchkiss Fund." Please include your name and class year or parent year on your check, and mail it to:

The Hotchkiss School
Alumni and Development Office —
The Hotchkiss Fund
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover may also be used for making your contribution online , by phone, or by mail. Your gift will be credited on the day your card is charged.

To wire cash directly to the School's bank, please contact Jennifer Oberto, Gift Manager, at (860) 435-3132.


For individuals wishing to make a gift of securities, the School recommends one of the following methods:

Establish an account in Hotchkiss's name.

Establish an account in Hotchkiss's name with your existing broker. Gift the stock to that account, have your broker sell it, and then immediately notify Jennifer Oberto, Gift Manager, via e-mail or at (860) 435-3132, to make arrangements for sending the proceeds to the School.
The School's Tax Identification Number is 06-0647018.
Our IRS Exemption Number is 06730171F.

Have your broker electronically transfer stock directly to Hotchkiss.

The School has a relationship with Salisbury Bank and Trust of Lakeville, Connecticut, for these purposes. Prior to making transfers, please call Michele LaPlante at Salisbury Bank & Trust at (860) 435-5205 ext. 3401.

For Depository Eligible Issues:

DTC Participant #: 2669 (Northern Trust Company)
Account # 17-69531
Account Name: Salisbury Bank and Trust Co.
FFC: Hotchkiss/ Donor name

For Mutual Funds:

Contact Salisbury Trust Operations Dept.
Phone: (860) 453-3401

Transfers made without notification to Salisbury Bank & Trust Co. will be returned per banking regulations.

Mail a stock certificate.

If you wish to mail a stock certificate, please send it to Hotchkiss unendorsed, and then send under separate cover a signed stock power, executed in blank. Both items should be sent to:

Jennifer Oberto, Gift Manager
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
Phone: (860) 435-3132
Fax: (860) 435-2556

Matching Gifts

Help Hotchkiss receive double or even triple the amount of your gift, at no additional cost to you! Many companies match contributions to independent schools from employees or employees' spouses. Search for your company name to learn their specific guidelines for matching gifts. Some company matching gifts forms are available directly from this link. Otherwise, contact your personnel office for the appropriate form. Please mail your company's matching gift form to:
Jennifer Oberto, Gift Manager
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-0800
Hotchkiss’s Tax Identification Number is 06-0647018

Memorial Gifts

Each year, Hotchkiss receives many gifts in memory of alumni, students, parents, and other friends of the School. When memorial gifts are received, the Development Office notifies the deceased's family.