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 on the GIVE TO HILLCREST ACADEMY button 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.

The Student Tuition Organization (| 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. You receive a credit – not just a deduction – on your Iowa income tax return equivalent to 65% of your donation.

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 70½. 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.

Amazon Smile | We are currently registered on AmazonSmile to receive a percentage of eligible purchases. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Hillcrest Academy whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Just sign in as usual and select Hillcrest Academy. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Hillcrest Academy everytime you shop by starting your shopping at Here are instructions to help you get started. 

The Partner Program is made up of individuals, families, and businesses who make ongoing contributions to the Hillcrest Academy Annual Fund creating a better sustainability in day-to-day operations. Find more info about this program here.

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