Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Giving to Walnut Hill

Ways to Give

Whether you prefer to give by mail, phone, or online, there are many ways to make your gift.

Types of Gifts

We appreciate all of the many ways people demonstrate their support for Walnut Hill.

Ways to Give

Give Online Now

With your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express credit card, you can make a secure gift to Walnut Hill online at any time.

Mail A Check

Mail us your gift by addressing your envelope to "Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Development Office, 12 Highland Street, Natick, MA 01760."

Phone In A Gift

Call Jennifer TumSuden, Director of Development at 508.652.7835 to make a gift during business hours.

Donating Appreciated Stock

Please contact Marie Longo, Chief Advancement Officer ( or 508.650.5019) for our Merrill Lynch account information and transfer instructions.

Make A Pledge

A pledge is a gift intention that is paid off before the June 30 end of fiscal year or over several fiscal years. Contact Jennifer TumSuden ( or 508.652.7835) to make your pledge.

Make A Recurring Gift

A recurring gift enables you to make your gift over time, at regular intervals for as long as you wish. Use our online form to sign up or contact Jennifer TumSuden ( to create your own schedule.

Matching Gifts

Your employer (or your spouse's) may be able to match your gift to Walnut Hill. Some companies match 2:1 or greater. Ask if your employer can match your donation and maximize your giving.

Make A Planned Gift

Instead of a cash donation, you may donate your assets through a variety of vehicles. Contact your financial planner and Carole Allen-Scannell, Director of Major & Planned Giving ( or 508.652.7807) to see what plan is the right fit for you and your family.

Make A Reunion Gift

Your class can pool resources to create an endowed fund or you can create a legacy on your own with any type of gift during your reunion year. Contact Garrett Murphy '08, Assistant Director of Alumni Giving & Engagement ( or 508.652.7817) to discuss your options.

Types of Gifts

Annual Gifts

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Annual gifts, both unrestricted and restricted, provide essential current-use funds.

Leadership Gifts

Annual Fund gifts of $1,000 or more paid in a single fiscal year, or gifts of $25,000 or more paid over 5 years are considered leadership gifts. Gifts may be restricted by donors in accordance with the gift acceptance policies of the school.

Planned Gifts

A Planned Gift is a donation from your assets instead of cash. With it you can create a meaningful philanthropic legacy through a bequest, beneficiary designation, trust, or annuity, while gaining tax benefits and/or life income.

Endowed Gifts

An endowed gift is a long-term investment in Walnut Hill. The minimum gift to create an endowed fund is $25,000. Funds may be restricted by donors in accordance with the gift acceptance policies of the school.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Making a memorial or honorary gift is a meaningful way to both recognize an individual's importance to you and to support Walnut Hill. These special contributions could acknowledge a birthday, special achievement, or milestone.


Walnut Hill does accept select gifts-in-kind. Good condition Steinway pianos, new building materials, art supplies, among other items and services are welcomed.

Campaign Gifts

We welcome your restricted gift in support of Invest in Excellence: Front & Center, a $15 million comprehensive campaign.

Every gift to Walnut Hill makes an impact.

Each gift, no matter the size, makes a difference to our small community. The act of giving signifies your confidence in us as a school and declares us an institution worthy of your support. Your donation is an investment in today's students and those of the future.

Philanthropy helps us contain the tuition costs for every Walnut Hill student; tuition does not cover all that goes into making a Walnut Hill education extraordinary. Your gift helps us provide generous financial aid to over 50% of our student body. Your support allows us to develop new arts programming, enhance our facilities, and recruit and retain talented and dedicated faculty. Your gift enables us to enhance the Walnut Hill experience, and your gift can also make a difference to you in tax benefits and the benefit of seeing your impact.

It takes the entire community to promote our core values of excellence, creativity, community, growth, and respect. Please join us and support Walnut Hill as you are able.

Keeping the Campus Beautiful

Your gift supports the upkeep and improvement of our historic campus.

Helping Students Flourish

Your gift enables students to receive the attention and coaching they need to succeed.

Taking it Off The Hill

Your gift provides educational experiences outside of the classroom, enhancing learning and cultural understanding.