Gifts to Hillcrest Academy support our mission. By investing in our school you are helping to build The Hillcrest Experience through your financial gifts. There are many ways to partner with us in your giving plans, whether for the first time or on a continued basis.


Make an Online Gift | Make a gift using a credit or debit card through our secure server by clicking below.


Send a Check | Send a check in the mail to: Hillcrest Academy, 1421 540th SW, Kalona, IA 52247

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) | EFTs can be used to make monthly contributions from your checking or savings account. Here is the form.

Iowa Independent School Tuition Organization (IISTO) | Donations to Hillcrest Academy can be made here. By donating to IISTO you are supporting choice in education by giving low income families access to a private school education. The Iowa legislature has increased the Iowa income tax credit amount for 2021 donations to 75% of the donation value (up from 65%).

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) | You cannot keep retirement funds in your account indefinitely. You generally have to start taking withdrawals from your IRA, SIMPLE IRA, SEP IRA, or retirement plan account when you reach age 72. Your required minimum distribution is the minimum amount you must withdraw from your account each year. Sending your RMD to Hillcrest Academy is a great way to support our mission. If you have questions contact Jeremy Ours or check out the FAQs. 

Memorial & Estate Gifts | Families frequently choose Hillcrest Academy to receive memorial gifts. The memorials can be designated to an established fund, a special project or the Annual Fund. With gift planning and Estate Gifts, there are many options to leave a lasting legacy to our school. Hillcrest Academy along with Everence can help donor families in the type of charitable giving that best fit their wants.

Cash Back Programs | There are many (simple) ways to support Hillcrest Academy. Many of these opportunities are things you are already doing like shopping online or just using your debit card! 


Contact Jeremy Ours, Director of Advancement by emailing or call 319-656-2073 (13).