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A Vibrant Home for Culture, Education, and City Life on Capitol Hill

Help protect this community treasure.

Bringing new life to a once-derelict Old Naval Hospital site, Hill Center is a huge success. More than 50,000 visitors a year come here for classes, concerts, lectures, art exhibits and other quality programs.

But all this use takes a toll on the historic landmark. And operating income is not sufficient to cover the major repair and replacement costs that will come as the facility ages.

So we’re taking action to ensure that Hill Center’s home will remain in its current fine condition for future generations. We’re raising $3 million for a Preservation Endowment that will cover capital costs like roof and elevator repair in perpetuity.

We need your help to reach this goal.

Please give now to the Hill Center Preservation Endowment.

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Old Naval Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. EIN #27-0038119

Donate Now

Donations to Hill Center of any level are greatly appreciated, and there are a number of giving options as described below.

Donate online

Click on the DONATE NOW button above to donate securely online using a credit card. Please consider making a monthly recurring donation contribution, which will be automatically deducted for the period of time specified.

Donate by phone

Contact Scott St. Onge at (202) 549-4172 to donate by credit card or set up a specific pledge payment schedule.

Donate by check

Please make check payable to the Old Naval Hospital Foundation and mail or deliver to Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 20003. Please include your phone number and/or email address with your check in case we have any questions regarding your donation.

Make a gift of stock, real estate, or other assets

Click here for details.

Make a matching gift

Many companies will match employees’ charitable contributions. Please check with your employer to find out if they will match your gift to the Old Naval Hospital Foundation.

Make a Legacy Gift

Designate Hill Center/Old Naval Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary through your will, retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account. Click here for details.

Bill and Carol Press are making a legacy gift to Hill Center. Read about their story and desire to see Hill Center thrive for many years to come over on our blog, Hill Center 360.

Aimee Custis Photography

Underwriting Opportunities

Please consider underwriting a room, a garden, a section of the fence, or other elements of the building and grounds. If you are interested in any of the Hill Center Underwriting Opportunities, contact Nicky Cymrot: 202.997.5722;

Program Sponsorship Opportunities

Thousands of people attend programs at Hill Center each year, ranging from concerts and films to gallery openings to lectures and conversations and everything in between. Consider a sponsorship to connect with Hill Center’s neighbors and friends to both grow your visibility and support a valuable community resource.

See a complete list of Hill Center sponsorship opportunities

Would you like to sponsor a program or additional information? Contact Scott St. Onge at or (202) 549-4172.

Tax Exemption

The Old Naval Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 27-0038119) that receives donations on behalf of Hill Center. Donor records and other donor information are highly confidential and protected by agency policy. The Old Naval Hospital Foundation does not sell its donor list.

Our Supporters

Our Supporters
We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of the wonderful friends, neighbors and businesses who have supported Hill Center. Your donation preserves the Old Naval Hospital and allows Hill Center’s programs and events to thrive!
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