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

Hill Center 150th Anniversary Campaign

Join the 150th Anniversary Circle with a gift to the Preservation Endowment.

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Be part of this Hill Center milestone. Your campaign gift will help guarantee that Hill Center’s future as an educational and cultural institution will be as significant as its past.

Hill Center has been successful. With more than 50,000 visits annually, Hill Center has far surpassed initial aspirations. But heavy traffic takes a toll. Estimates of the cost of maintaining the campus at its current level of quality and historic authenticity over the next 20 years exceed $1 million.

The Hill Center Preservation Endowment was launched in the fall of 2016 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the original (now Old) Naval Hospital. Our long-term goal is to raise $3 million for the Preservation Endowment. When fully funded, it is projected to generate income sufficient to cover capital maintenance costs for the Old Naval Hospital, carriage house and grounds in perpetuity.

Hill Center was built to last. With your help, it will. Your investment in the Preservation Endowment is a commitment to safeguard this landmark complex as a prime example of 19th-century public architecture housing a vibrant center for culture, education and civic life for generations to come.

Make your gift today! All donations are welcome. Donors of $150 or more will be recognized as members of Hill Center’s 150th Anniversary Circle.

Or tomorrow! Please consider including the Old Naval Hospital Foundation/Hill Center Preservation Endowment among the beneficiaries of your estate.

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

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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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