Planned Giving

Join Our Legacy Circle with a Planned Gift in your will or estate


Valparaiso is a wonderful place to call home. So many of us are fortunate to live in comfort and security. Yet, as we know, there is also great need here. 11% of our population is food insecure, trying to stretch their minimal income between day-to-day expenses, healthcare, education, and feeding their families. As people who care about our neighbors in need, we’ve worked together to ensure that Hilltop serves as a safe space for them to learn, to grow, and to belong.

By taking the next step and becoming a member of the Legacy Circle, together we will give our neighbors the tools that they need to get stronger well into the future. You don’t need to be wealthy to participate. Your gift is combined with others through the investment capability of the Porter County Community Foundation, which may mean a larger return and a greater impact for generations of Valparaiso families to come.

Members of our Legacy Circle have contributed to Hilltop’s permanent endowment, often leaving this gift in the form of a donation from a will or estate plan. These gifts are so meaningful in that they create a lasting legacy for you and they live on in your name forever, joining with the gifts of others to create permanent sustainability for the Hilltop mission. Legacy gifts are handled by the Porter County Community Foundation to create an endowment, meaning only the interest is used – your gift lives on forever.


Ways to Give a Legacy Gift:


A gift of cash or other assets, such as appreciated securities, will help build the Endowment Fund immediately.

Outright Gifts

A gift of a percentage of estate assets or a specific sum of money to the Hilltop Neighborhood House Endowment Fund in your will or trust document.

Retirement Funds

Name Hilltop Neighborhood House Endowment Fund as a beneficiary to an existing life insurance policy, transfer ownership of an existing policy, or purchase a new policy and make Hilltop Neighborhood House the owner and irrevocable beneficiary.

Life Insurance

Complete a “change of beneficiary form” for an IRA or other retirement fund.

For more information, please call Jennifer Wright, CEO of Hilltop at (219) 477-4222 or email at

Porter County Community Foundation
Hilltop Neighborhood House