Ways to Give

By supporting Hopkins House you help to build the educational foundation for the future in the lives of children, youth, and adults. Your support of Hopkins House programs and services makes an impact for a lifetime.

Hopkins House is a charitable organization under section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Hopkins House are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and always acknowledged in writing. For information about giving to or volunteering at Hopkins House, contact the President's office.

There are several convenient ways to donate:donate

  • By Credit Card
  • Call us at (703) 571-480-4086
  • By Check (Make payable to "Hopkins House")
  • Stock or Securities (Your stock broker can assist with this.)
  • Bequest (Your financial advisor or estate planner can assist with this.)
  • Make A Pledge (<- Click on link to open Pledge Form.  Fax completed form to 703-842-8356)


SPECIAL FUNDS WE INVITE YOU TO SUPPORT


Children’s Scholarship Fund
This Fund provides financial assistance to low-resourced families with children to ensure that no child is unable to attend the Hopkins House Preschool Academy because his or her family cannot afford the tuition. Financial assistance is given on the basis of financial need. A committee of volunteers decides on recipients and determines the amount of each grant. View Video

  • $500 annual gift funds a scholarship, named in your honor or someone you designate, or your company or group, for one child from a low-resourced family for the summer in Kids Camp.
  • $1,000 annual gift funds a scholarship, named in your honor or someone you designate, or your company or group, for one child from a low-resourced family for one month in the Preschool Academy.
  • $2,500 annual gift is matched by other, smaller donations and funds a scholarship, named in your honor or someone you designate, or your company or group, for one child from a low-resourced family for three months in the Preschool Academy.
  • $5,000 annual gift funds multiple scholarships, named in your honor or someone you designate, or your company or group, for ten children from a low-resourced family for the summer in Kids Camp.
  • $10,000 one-time gift funds annual scholarships, named in your honor or someone you designate, or your company or group, to assist one child from a low-resourced family for one month in the Preschool Academy.

ECLI College Fellowships Fund
This Fund provides teens enrolled in Hopkins House's Early Childhood Learning Institute (ECLI) with fellowship grants and paid summer internships at local childcare centers. In collaboration with Northern Virginia Community College, the ECLI assists low-resourced teens and adults earn college credits and a career in the early childhood education field. The program, which hosts classes off-campus in communities throughout Northern Virginia, covers the cost of books, childcare, and college counseling. Current financial aid enables students to pay for just half of the 67 college credits needed for an Associate degree. Fellowship grants from this Fund will provide the rest. In order to receive a fellowship, a student must be enrolled in the ECLI at the time of application, demonstrate aptitude and commitment to continuing their college education through graduation with a degree in Early Childhood Education, have compelling financial need, and having earned at least 25 college credits in the ECLI.  View Video

  • $5,000 annual gift funds a fellowship, named in your honor or someone you designate, or your company or group, for one year for one low-resourced teen or young adult studying for a college degree in the early childhood education field as in the Early Childhood Learning Institute.
  • $25,000 one-time gift funds annual fellowships, named in your honor or someone you designate, or your company or group, for one low-resourced teen or young adult studying for a college degree in the early childhood education field as in the Early Childhood Learning Institute.


Elward J. Alexander III Memorial Gift Fund
This Fund provides a cash "gift" for the education of a child or teenager whose family has been victim to a violent crime. A committee of volunteers decides on recipients and determines the amount of each grant.
 

General Fund
This Fund assists Hopkins House to provide for the general cost of operating the organization, including but not limited to replacing worn or broken toys, furniture, and equipment, including computers, copiers, listening centers, recorders, and musical instruments; purchasing paper, crayons, arts and crafts supplies; and paying for utilities, repairs, maintenance and the salaries of the organization's staff.
 

Endowment Fund
This Endowment Fund provides a permanent source of funding for the operation of Hopkins House. The annual income from this endowment fund is used as a hedge against economic downturns and inflation, ensuring that Hopkins House will have the financial resources it needs to provide the highest quality of programs and services during times of particular and urgent need.

 



GIVING A BEQUEST OR LEGACY GIFT

A legacy gift or charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to Hopkins House through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes. In any charitable bequest, be sure to name the recipient accurately.  Please consult your trust and estates professional. 

Below is a list of some of the more common kinds of bequests, and some bequest language provided by Leave A Legacy.  Please consult your trust and estates professional for assistance and additional information.

General Bequest
A legacy gift left to Hopkins House from the general value of your estate, and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate to the cause of your choice.  General bequest language:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, the sum of $________(or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of Hopkins House and its general purposes."

Specific Bequest
A legacy gift to Hopkins House of a particular item or property bequeathed for a designated purpose. (i.e., a piano bequeathed to the preschool academy for use in music education; dollar funds to be used in the operation of the preschool or Early Childhood Learning Institute.) Specific bequest language:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Hopkins House to be used for the following purpose: (i.e. preschool scholarships, ECLI fellowships). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of Hopkins House it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose."

Residuary Bequest
A legacy gift to Hopkins House intended to leave the residue portion of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied. Residuary bequest language:

"All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, for its general purposes."

Contingency Bequest
A legacy gift to Hopkins House of a portion of your estate if your named beneficiary does not survive you. Contingency bequest language:

"I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Hopkins House, 5904 Richmond Highway, Ste. 525, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303, for its general purposes."

 


 

OTHER INFORMATION FOR DONORS


In addition to this website, donor information about Hopkins House can be obtained on the Internet at Guidestar.org.

Hopkins House's most recent tax filing is available by clicking here -> Form 990

Hopkins House's Gift Policies, including our Donor Privacy Policy, is available by clicking here -> Gift Policies Manual

Hopkins House most recent audited financial statements can be obtained by writing to:

Hopkins House
Office of the President & Trustees
5904 Richmond Highway, Suite 525
Alexandria, Virginia 22303