Make a Donation

We are very grateful for every donation we receive for our students.

To make a donation to Hope Hall, please send check, money order, or cash with this contribution form to:

Development Office

Hope Hall School

1612 Buffalo Rd.

Rochester, NY 14624

Please make checks payable to Hope Hall. If you are donating to a specific program, please note this on the memo line of your check. We accept Visa, DiscoverCard, Master Card, and American Express.

OR donate through PayPal under “Donations” to the right of your screen.

Ways to Give:

Please consider supporting Hope Hall’s students through one or more of the giving options explained below.

Annual Appeal – The Future Full of Hope Appeal enables children who once dreaded school to experience the joy of learning. The actual cost to educate each child at Hope Hall is over $18,000. Our 2018/19 tuition costs are $5,200 for grades 2-8 and $5,700 for grades 9-12, leaving a deficit of more than $12,300 per student. Every dollar from our Future Full of Hope Appeal is used to make up this deficit and ensure that every child who needs the Mastery In Learning program can access Hope Hall’s unique approach to education. Give online to the Annual Appeal by visiting!

United Way- Ask your United Way Campaign Coordinator for a pledge form. In the appropriate section, record the portion of your donation that you would like to go to “this organization:” HOPE HALL, “ID#” 2108.

Scholarship Program- 85% of our families live at or below the federal poverty level. Our Tuition Scholarship Program allows us to help the children who need our program but whose families are unable to pay the tuition. All donations to this program go directly to family tuition needs.

Personalized Bricks- Donors have the opportunity to purchase personalized bricks for our outside walkway, the Path to Hope, for $100 each, or our inside walkway, Connections to Hope, for $500 each. These bricks provide a lasting tribute and a unique way to honor loved ones or to commemorate a special occasion. Likewise, businesses have the chance to bring awareness of their company to those who come to Hope Hall.

Legacy of Hope Society- Our Planned Giving program affords our donors the joy and satisfaction of knowing you are helping to ensure that Hope Hall will continue to help children with special learning needs achieve success in the classroom and beyond. Members of the Legacy of Hope Society are listed on a plaque that recognizes their generosity.

For more information, please contact Samantha Standing, Director of Development; 585-426-5824 ext. 107 or

Linda’s Cupboard- Linda’s Cupboard opened in October 2010 in loving memory of Sister Diana Dolce’s sister, Linda Foster. Linda was a beloved member of the Hope Hall family and served as our Development Staff person for many years until her passing.

Supporters can donate food pantry items and personal hygiene products to Linda’s Cupboard any time during school hours (M-F 7:30am-4pm). Please call ahead for assistance with large donation drop offs: (585) 426-5824. All donations go to Hope Hall families who struggle to make ends meet. Families are chosen based on their income level and family size. Special thanks to Linda’s mom, Mrs. Betty Dolce, and to her brother and brother-in-law, Rob Dolce and Doug Lennox, for all they do to keep Linda’s Cupbord open and running carefully. Thank you also to all of our volunteers who help stock the shelves of our food pantry on a monthly basis.

Currently, Linda’s Cupboard is in need of the following non-perishable items:
Cereal (no sugar added)
Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly
Tuna Fish
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Canned or Boxed Soups
Ground Coffee
Rice & Pasta
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Dish Soap
Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Event Sponsor- We have sponsorship opportunities for our Experience Italy, Walk for Hope, and Toast for Hope Gala fundraising events each year. Sponsorships are event-specific. Please contact Samantha Standing, Director of Development for more information: (585) 426-5824 ext. 107.