The Highlands School is a qualified IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Donations are tax-exempt. There are many ways for parents, grandparents, alumni, trustees, volunteers, friends, faculty and staff to give needed support to help The Highlands School fulfill our mission.
For more information, please call Jen Palinkas, Development Coordinator at 410-836-1415, ext. 110 or email


Monetary gifts (cash, check or credit card) are fully tax deductible:

  • Donate Online: Make a secure credit card or debit card gift.

  • Donate By Mail: Print and fill out the gift form.

  • Donate Through United Way: Designate The Highlands School #5833

Matching Gifts

Matching opportunities offered through an employer often enable individuals to double or triple their original gift. The Development Office is available to assist in the completion of matching gift forms.

Planned Giving - Trust and Bequests

The Highlands Legacy League was established for those who wish to provide for future students through planned giving. Estate planning strategies can be tailored to meet the needs of each donor. Please consult with your tax/investment advisor or contact the Development Office for additional information.

Gift of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities may provide tax savings for donors by avoiding capital gains tax. These gifts are also tax deductible for the fair market value at the time of the donation.

Gifts in Honor or in Memory

Honoring or memorializing a friend or family member is a thoughtful way to recognize him or her. Many people also choose to recognize their loved one's special days, such as birthdays or weddings, in lieu of a traditional gift.

In-Kind Gifts and Services

In-kind gifts are contributions of goods and services, other than cash grants.
Examples of in-kind gifts include:
  • Goods: Computers, software, furniture, and office equipment
  • Services: Meeting spaces, photocopy and mail services, strategic planning, and administrative/financial support
  • Expertise: Legal tax, business advice, and marketing/website development

Annual Event and Fundraisers

The Highlands School has an Annual Gala in the Spring and a Golf and Tennis Tournament each Fall plus other events and special happenings throughout the year.
We really appreciate your donations and gifts. To remain compliant to banking policies all donations and gifts are non-refundable.


Contact Us

2409 Creswell Road

Bel Air, MD 21015

PH: 410.836.1415

FAX: 443.412.1098

The Highlands School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.