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Hillside Annual Fund

The generosity of many – alumni, parents and grandparents, friends, businesses and corporations – helps to keep The Hillside School at the forefront in the education of children with language-based learning disabilities.  Your Annual Fund gift assures Hillside will have the resources to sustain and enhance the unique and exceptional educational environment that has been the cornerstone of the school since its founding in 1983.

All areas of Hillside benefit from The Hillside School Annual Fund.  The Annual Fund gives Hillside’s administrators the ability and flexibility to meet the most pressing needs, whether it is professional development, instructional programs and supplies, technology upgrades or building and grounds improvements.  Our students and teachers are the immediate beneficiaries of your Annual Fund gift.

Please consider giving to Hillside and thank you for your gift today to The Hillside School Annual Fund.

Click here to make a secure online gift or mail your gift to:

The Hillside School, Development Office
2697 Brookside Road
Macungie, PA 18062

 

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)

There are $150 million of Pennsylvania tax dollars available to be tapped for student scholarships each year!

Businesses and corporations that pay taxes to Pennsylvania may be eligible to enroll in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. Once enrolled, businesses can reduce their state tax liability by receiving tax credits for making contributions to independent schools that have been approved by the state and that offer financial aid to students.

Business taxes that qualify include:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Sales Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
  • Personal Income Tax (Sub S Corporations and other “pass-through” entities)
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921

The Hillside School and The Swain School formed The Lehigh Valley Independent School Scholarship Program (LVISSP) in 2001 as a collaborative venture to solicit and receive scholarship funds through the EITC program for students at both schools. All scholarship donations received from businesses using their tax credits are shared equally. Since the program began more than $1 million in needs-based financial aid has been distributed to qualified students.

Details of the EITC program can be found here.

Hillside and Swain are grateful to the following for their support through EITC during the 2015-16 school year:

  • American Bank
  • Benco Dental
  • Embassy Bank
  • Just Born Inc.
  • Mainstream Swimsuits, Inc.
  • Molewski Financial Solutions, LLC

A second tax credit program, the OSTC, makes it possible for students with learning disabilities who are currently enrolled in schools designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as among the lowest performing schools and whose families meet certain household income levels to receive financial aid to attend The Hillside School.

Details of the OSTC program can be found here.

Hillside is grateful to the following for their support through OSTC during the 2015-16 school year:

  • Allen Organ Co.
  • Bracalente Manufacturing Group
  • Canns-Bilco Distributors, Inc.
  • M&T Bank
  • Quaint Oak Bank
  • UGI Utilities, Inc.
  • Yocco’s Inc.

 

Our gift acceptance policy can be found here.

 

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