Ways To Give

Investments made by parents, alumni, and our community partners have ensured that Highland Community School continues to educate the next generation of innovators and community leaders.

At Highland, our motto has always been “All of us or none of us!” We strive to ensure that every opportunity that we offer is available and accessible to all students. It requires raising additional funds above and beyond our state funding.

There are many ways to show your support for Highland.

When you give a gift of any size to our Annual Fund, you are investing in all Highland students. You are supporting this work as they become informed, compassionate, life-long learners.

Cash and Checks

Please make checks payable to Highland Community School. To honor someone or allocate your gift to a specific program, please indicate your intent on the memo line of your check and enclose a note.

Mail your investment to:

Highland Community School

1706 W. Highland Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53233


Highland Community School has a unique AmazonSmile link that makes it simpler for people to find and support our organization. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. When customers click on our organization’s unique link, they skip the process to search for a charity to support among over 1 million eligible charities. Instead, they’re taken to smile.amazon.com and are automatically asked if they want to support Highland Community School. 

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops offers an effortless approach to support Highland by simply cutting the Box Tops off select products and bringing them into Highland. Each Box Top donates at least 10¢ to Highland. These donated funds go to help our educational programs, such as the before & after school program, visual and performing arts, and Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN). Drop off your Box Tops inside the main entrance of Highland in the gray container with the bright green top. 

Credit Card

Highland Community School accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Donations can be made online with our secure donation form. Credit card gifts may also be made in person in the office or by phone. Please call Michaela Lewellyn Humpal, Director of Community Resources, 414-342-1412.

Recurring Donation

A recurring donation is a donation that you can pay in a convenient, ongoing way. We will charge your credit or debit card the amount you specify on the timing you specify. It could be every month/week/quarter. It’s an easy way to make a larger gift in smaller installments. At the end of the calendar year, you will receive a donation summary receipt so you can deduct your investments from your taxes. To set up a recurring donation, please use our secure donation form or call Michaela Lewellyn Humpal, Director of Community Resources, 414-342-1412.

Matching Gifts

Double your impact!

Many companies match charitable donations made by employees, and it gives you an opportunity to double or triple your gift. Often, all you need to do is complete and return a short form. You may need to provide Highland’s tax id number: 39-1133108. To see if your company has a matching gift program, contact your human resource department.

Grants for Volunteering

Some companies will give a grant if you complete a set number of volunteer hours in a year. Not only could you be completely your parent engagement hours, but you could also help the school secure additional funds. Talk to your human resources department to see if your company offers this type of encouragement for you to volunteer.

Honor / Memorial Gifts

You can make a gift in honor or memory of a family member, favorite teacher, student, or friend. This is a thoughtful way to honor someone’s accomplishments or remember a person’s life. To make a gift in honor or memory of someone, please indicate your intention. You can also make such a gift on our secure donation form. There is a space for you to fill out who you’d like to honor as well as who we should send the notification of your thoughtfulness.

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of goods and services support the school operations. Our whole piano program started because generous donors gave us their piano that was in good shape but they no longer played. This year thirty-seven children take piano lessons after school. Please see our Wishlist to see how the unused stuff in your basement could make a world of difference to our students.