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GIVING

Supporting Rocky Hill Country Day School

Rocky Hill Country Day School has been educating children for 85 years. Each year, we plan, we implement, we dream, and we create experiences that make the student journey at Rocky Hill Country Day unique and impactful. We invite our community to support us in these efforts.

From volunteering your time and expertise as part of the Parent Teacher League or Alumni Association, to attending games and events, to donating to fundraising initiatives, you can impact the School in many ways.

Thank you for considering how you can help further the School’s mission and vision. Explore below to learn more.

“The heart of what we offer students is the opportunity to imagine, explore, and discover. We aspire for them to embrace their curiosity, celebrate the possibility of the unknown, and to boldly follow new adventures with a sense of empowerment as they dare to explore.”

— Diane Rich, Head of School

The Rocky Hill Fund

Each year, we set goals for curriculum enhancements, campus improvements, faculty and staff support, and accessibility for students. Much of what we plan and offer requires funding beyond tuition. We enter each year with good faith expectations that those who love the School will help us reach our goals. The Rocky Hill Fund represents the most immediate way for you to show your support for the School and its future growth. 

From orientation to graduation, we strive to inspire each student to become a Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen and Communicator who is Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical and Globally Minded. The Rocky Hill Fund supports innovation, authentic learning experiences, and dynamic ways to empower students to pursue their passions.

Ways to Give

There are several ways to make a gift to Rocky Hill Country Day School. Many donors prefer to give a gift online, while others choose to mail in a contribution. Rocky Hill Country Day can also accept gifts of stock or securities, in-kind contributions, insurance policies, bequests, and more.

Donors may also opt to make installments on a pledge over time. This can be done automatically on a credit card or through electronic billing. For more details, please direct your questions to Missy Walker, Associate Director of Development.

RHCD TAX ID# 05-0277258

Credit Cards / Online Giving
Make a secure
online donation using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or AmEx) or contact Missy Walker at 401.884.9070 ext. 296.

Check
Please mail your check made payable to Rocky Hill Country Day School, 530 Ives Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

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.

Fundraising Partnerships

Shop Now and Earn Money for Rocky Hill School

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Goodshop works with more than 5,000+ stores to provide the best deals and coupons and the top stores also donate up to 20% of their purchase back to your designated cause. Goodshop works with companies like Target, Apple, Amazon, Petco, and more. Please register today and designate Rocky Hill School as your favorite cause.

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. An easy way to make a difference is to cut out the Box Tops symbol from your packages and bring them in to school. There are Box Tops drop off locations in Hopelands, Flynn (with Ms. Goulden), Perkins and Preschool. For more details visit the Box Tops website.

 Register your Stop & Shop Rewards Card for A+ Bonus Bucks today and Rocky Hill School will earn cash each time you shop at Stop & Shop. CLICK HERE to register online. When you shop betweenSeptember 7 – March 16 you will earn one point for each dollar spent.  Use the RHS ID #08769.