Town Hill Society


Just as the Maria Hotchkiss Society honors those who have made leadership gifts to The Hotchkiss Fund, the Town Hill Society honors those who have made a decision to support the vision and mission of the School through the inclusion of a bequest provision in their will or living trust, through a charitable lead trust or life income gift, or by naming the School as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

The Town Hill Society derives its name from the hill on which the School is located and on which the oldest school building still stands, the former Head's House, now named "Harris House." The location provides spectacular views of the surrounding country, including the Housatonic Valley, Bear Mountain, and the New York hills to the west.

The Town Hill Society symbol, the Palladian window, was chosen as a distinct architectural feature from the original Main Building. Since this building was a gift from Maria Hotchkiss along with the land on which it stood, both serve as the foundation of a great independent secondary school. We believe that the Town Hill Society will help to perpetuate that legacy.

Membership in the Town Hill Society is open to those who inform the School of a confirmed bequest provision in their will or living trust, who make a life income gift or create a charitable lead trust, or who name the School as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

If you have already planned to give to Hotchkiss through your estate, or if you do so in the future, please allow us to know a little bit about your intention by completing the Town Hill Society Membership form via the web, returning it by fax (860) 435-2556, or sending it by regular mail to the School.