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 on-line with the “Donate Now” button on the left 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 $22,000 per year. Our 2020/21 maximum out-of-pocket costs are $5,200 for grades 3-8 and $5,700 for grades 9-12, leaving a deficit of more than $16,300 per student. Every dollar from our Future Full of Hope Appeal is used to keep out-of-pocket costs down and ensure that every child who needs the “Dolce Method for Learning Mastery” program can access Hope Hall’s unique approach to education.

Give online to the Annual Appeal by clicking here or call 585-426-5824 ext. 111 to make your gift over the phone.

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.

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. To order a brick, download the form and return it to the Development Office

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.

Have you already included Hope Hall in your estate plans? THANK YOU!!! Please complete the Legacy of Hope Sign-up Form so we can include you in our roster and members only activities. For more information, please contact Samantha Standing, Director of Advancement; 585-426-5824 ext. 107 or


The Violet Fund

Your gift to the Violet Fund goes directly to support the education of children who were “left behind” in other educational settings. Every single one of our students, our “violets,” receive scholarship funding so they can attend Hope Hall, where they learn  academic subjects through our time-tested Dolce Method for Learning Mastery. This educational model helps them overcome their barriers to learning. They also learn that they matter and are worthwhile. This understanding enables them to grow in values such as respect, empathy, and service to others.  Give online to the Violet Fund by clicking here and indicating in the comments section that you are making a gift to the Violet Fund, or call 585-426-5824 ext. 111 to make your gift over the phone.

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  for many years until her passing.

Supporters can donate food pantry items and personal hygiene /household 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 Rob Dolce, for all they do to keep Linda’s Cupboard 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.

While we are grateful for all types of donations, currently, our families are most in need of the following personal care and cleaning items:

Dish Soap & Paper products (paper towel, napkins, toilet paper)
Laundry detergent
Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner, Deodorant, Shaving supplies
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Event Sponsor

We have sponsorship opportunities for our Experience Italy, Walk for Hope, High Hopes Golf Tournament, and Toast for Hope Gala fundraising events each year. Sponsorships are event-specific. Please  see our event page or contact Samantha Standing, Director of Advancement, for more information: (585) 426-5824 ext. 107 or samantha.