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Carol and Bill Press care about the kind of world they leave for the next generation. So in addition to the provisions they have made for their two children and grandchildren, they included a bequest to Hill Center when redoing their wills.
“We love the neighborhood and Hill Center has become the heart and soul of Capitol Hill,” says Bill, an award-winning journalist who leads monthly one-on-one conversations in his Talk of the Hill series at Hill Center.
Carol, a weaver, says their bequest to Hill Center is included in the 15 percent of their net estate designated for education and conservation groups they have long supported in Rhode Island, Delaware and California where they also have lived. “We thought we should give something to where we live now, and Hill Center is just incredible,” she says. “We love participating in and attending programs.”
They say they like not only the variety of programs and events at Hill Center, but the fact that there is always art on the walls and office space for non-profit groups. “We want to help ensure that such a variety of offerings will continue,” Bill says. “I don’t know any other neighborhood in D.C. that has anything like what we have at Hill Center.”
The Presses encourage other Hill Center patrons to follow their lead. “Now’s the time to do it while you still have resources and are making decisions about what will happen when you’re gone,” Bill says. “We want Hill Center to continue not only for current but for future generations.”
Please contact Nicky Cymrot for additional information about including the Old Naval Hospital Foundation-Hill Center as a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account. (Nicky@HillCenterDC.org; 202.997.5722)