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GIVING

“On behalf of students, faculty, and staff who benefit from your generous support, thank you!”

Diane Rich

Head of School

Supporting Rocky Hill Country Day School

For the past 85 years, Rocky Hill Country Day has been bolstered by the generous support of the community. Thanks to the contributions of parents, alumni, faculty, and friends, we are able to offer a unique and transformative experience where we encourage students to “Think Outside.”   

Please explore below to learn about the fundraising initiatives and volunteer opportunities where you can make a difference.

The Rocky Hill Fund

The Rocky Hill Fund is the annual campaign that directly supports the School’s operating budget. As is the case in independent schools, funding is needed above and beyond tuition to support our robust student experience. Gifts to the Rocky Hill Fund make an immediate and positive impact by supporting our academic programs, extracurricular activities, 84-acre campus, dedicated faculty, and much more.

Each and every gift counts and makes a difference!

Ways to Give

There are several ways to make your gift to the School.

Credit Card: Make your secure gift or pledge online.

Check: Please mail your check to Rocky Hill Country Day School, Attention: Missy Walker, 530 Ives Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818

Monthly Giving: Become a member of the Hopelands Giving Circle with your recurring gift in any amount. Members of the Hopelands Giving Circle commit to a recurring monthly gift charged to a credit card for a set period of time or indefinitely. Set up your recurring gift here, or contact Missy Walker, Associate Director of Development, 401.884.9070 x296

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Beth Degerlia

Beth Degerlia

Assistant Head of School for Advancement

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BA, Stockton University
Leadership RI '19

Missy Walker

Missy Walker

Associate Director of Development

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BS, Syracuse University

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many corporations offer their employees the benefit of a matching gift program.

Companies will match contributions you make to non-profits like Rocky Hill Country Day School to varying degrees, doubling and sometimes tripling your gift. Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program and submit a matching gift form along with your Annual Fund gift. Examples of some matching gift companies include Fidelity, FM Global, Pfizer, and General Electric.

Stock Gifts

Rocky Hill Country Day accepts gifts of securities. It is probably to your greatest advantage to gift an appreciated security, potentially saving you capital gains.

The donor, or the donor’s broker, should notify Missy Walker at 401.884.9070 ext. 296 to discuss your gift. Please follow these directions to complete the transaction:  Gifting Securities.

In-kind Gifts

Gifts of tangible items or professional services to be used either by the School or for event-related auctions and raffles are in-kind gifts.

When considering donating an item to the School, please contact Beth DeGerlia, Assistant Head of School for Advancement, at 401.884.9070 ext. 129 to discuss the contribution and confirm if the item is able to be used by the School.

Volunteer Opportunities

Rocky Hill Country Day is an amazing place to learn. It is also an amazing place to volunteer and be involvedMany of us have a special talent we may be able to share, others have extra time or the desire to lend a hand. We encourage and welcome your involvement. Below are several volunteer opportunities.

Parent Teacher League

The Parent Teacher League organizes and supports events and activities throughout the school year including the 1st Day of School Coffee, the Fall Classic, Homecoming, Faculty/Staff Appreciation events, the Boosters Club, and various class activities. PTL meetings are held throughout the year and all parents are invited to attend.

To get involved or learn more, please contact Kristen Connell, PTL President, or Missy Walker, Associate Director of Development.

Admission Office

We hope you will encourage other families to consider Rocky Hill Country Day for their children. Bring prospective families by for a visit or pass on their contact information and we’ll be sure to reach them. Please contact Director of Admission Jan Cooney to learn more.

Alumni Volunteers

Alumni are always encouraged to get involved in the life of the school and so many opportunities exist. Alumni can host students for their Senior Internship, help plan a reunion, return for Homecoming, act as a Class Scribe, and so much more. Please contact Missy Walker at 401.884.9070 ext. 296, for more details or visit the Alumni Web Page.

Classroom Volunteers

If you have a special talent or an interesting profession you might share with students, contact your classroom teacher or division head to see if a presentation might enhance the curriculum.

Innovators

If you are an innovator, entrepreneur, or are engaged in an organization making a difference in the world, we want to connect you and your work to our classrooms, students, and teachers. Contact Director of Innovation Meg Stowe at 401.884.9070 ext. 182 to learn more.

Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy to the people and charitable institutions you believe in is one of the most important ways to ensure loved ones continued care and support into the future

Life Insurance Policies

Gifts of life insurance can be made through transfer of ownership or beneficiary designation. The donor is responsible for maintaining the value claimed for the donation. If ownership is transferred, any premiums due should be made through Rocky Hill School and will be credited to the donor as a contribution. If premium payments are discontinued, Rocky Hill School will evaluate options for sale or continuation of the policy. 

Wills and Bequests

If you are interested in including Rocky Hill School in your estate plans with a specific bequest, or other deferred gift, you can be assured that you will be playing an important role in strengthening the School’s endowment, and /or supporting the programs you care about for future generations. An example of a simple bequest form is available for you to review and discuss with your attorney and/or financial advisors. You may also use this form if you would like to share your gift intentions with Rocky Hill School.

Other Deferred Gifts

There are also other ways to plan a deferred gift, such as retirement benefits or a charitable trust that pays you income. To discuss ways to establish a legacy that never stops giving to you, your beneficiaries, and/or Rocky Hill School, please email Beth DeGerlia, Assistant Head of School for Advancement, or call 401-884-9070, ext.129.

Shop Now and Earn Money for Rocky Hill School

There are many ways you can show your support for RHCD. One of the easiest is to designate Rocky Hill Country Day to receive cash back rewards from various vendors when you shop. As we all gear up for holiday meals, gift giving, and fun, please think about taking a moment to direct these benefits toward RHCD. We appreciate your support!

We have a new opportunity with Amazon Affiliate. This is different than Amazon Smile and is easy to use. Simply access the Amazon account via this link RHCD at AMAZON and a portion of your sales will benefit the school. Amounts vary based on the vendor. Even purchases like renting an Amazon Prime video or renewing a Prime account qualify!


Online Shopping Programs – We are connected with two different online shopping portals.  They work with more than 5,000+ stores to provide the best deals and coupons and the top stores also donate up to 20% of your purchase back to your designated cause. Please register yourself for these free service here:   iGive.comGoodshop 

Box Tops for Education offers three easy ways to earn cash for the School through everyday activities: buying groceries, shopping online, and making purchases with a credit card. NEW this year is a mobile app that allows you to simply scan your shopping receipt and all Box Top credits are applied to your favorite non-profit. For a limited time, you can also still cut out the Box Tops symbol from your packages and bring them to school. There are Box Tops drop off locations in Hopelands, Flynn (with Ms. Goulden), Perkins and Preschool. 

Register your Stop & Shop Rewards Card for A+ Bonus Bucks today and RHCD will earn cash each time you shop at Stop & Shop. CLICK HERE to register online. When you shop between September 6 – March 14 you will earn one point for each dollar spent. Use the RHCD ID #08769.