Please donate to support the Burwell School
and become a Friend of the Burwell School!
100% goes to support this unique gem of Hillsborough history.

We're building a more secure future for the Burwell School Historic Site through the annual "Friends of the Burwell School" campaign and invite you to join our community of supporters.  All donations of ANY amount are gratefully received; membership as a Friend starts at $40.

The annual Friends of the Burwell School campaign is an important way to support the Burwell School and to extand our community.  The Burwell School is entirely locally supported and operated by the Historic Hillsborough Commission, a non-profit (501c3) voluntary board of members representative of the greater Hillsborough community and appointed by the NC Governor.    The Commission is dedicated wholly to the welfare and future of this historic place and its members donate an aggregate of over 2,000 hours of volunteer effort to the Burwell School each year.

When you join the Friends of the Burwell School, 100% of your donation goes to support the site and its mission through preservation, education, community events and research.

And you'll have the chance to enjoy these special gestures of our appreciation:
An annual reception for Friends and Burwell Volunteers;

An annual online n ewsletter exclusively for Friends and Volunteers;

--- and we'd love to send you an appreciation gift to acknowledge your support:

 Suggested giving levels appear below.  Any contribution of any amount is gratefully accepted.

Student : no enrollment asked for those under 18, or students. Email us at to request a student membership and we'll get you signed up.  


Friend -- $40  basic membership.  We'll send you a souvenir postcard of this watercolor of the School.



Scholar --  $75 or greater. Donors at this level or greater will receive a handsome seasonal notecard  with envelope of the School.



Fellow -- donors of $150 or greater -  will receive a copy of Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckly, from Eno Publishers.



Patron -- Donors of at least $350 will receive as our thank-you gift a handsome wooden shelf ornament of the Burwell School by the Cat's Meow collectibles company.



Dean -- donors at the $500 level or above -- will receive a copy of Hidden Hillsborough , a beautiful 2017 book from Eno Publishers featuring photos and beautifully written articles on hidden elements of historic places and gardens in Hillsborough, NC, with beautiful photographs by Elizabeth Matheson.


 It's easy to support the Burwell School.  Click on the button below to reach a donation page and fill in or select the amount you wish to donate.  You can use any major credit card or your own PayPal account.  Be sure to provide your mailing address so you can receive your membership gift.  (If you prefer not to receive the thank you gift, please just let us know.)

NOTE: you will receive an acknowledgement at the end of the process from the Historic Hillsborough Commission , the non-profit, 501c3 organizaton established in 1963, whose sole focus is the preservation and support of the Burwell School for the betterment of the community.   The members of the Commission contribute personal resources and donate over 2,000 hours annually to the site. Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly to support the Burwell School.




Membership Levels
Gift Preference?



Prefer to donate by check? No problem! Just send your donation to our mailing address:
Friends of the Burwell School
Burwell School Historic Site
PO Box 922
Hillsborough, NC 27278

-- and be sure to give us your preferred mailing address so you can receive your gift.  Again, if you prefer not to receive a gift please let us know.

Thank you!


The Historic Hillsborough Commission, established in 1963,  is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations, and a statement acknowledging your donation will be sent to you for your tax records.  Please be sure to give us your preferred mailing address.