An independent 501(c)3 charitable organization serving the Horace Mann community

Hilltop Cares

​℅ Ed Bowen

40 West 116th St, # B705

​New York, NY 10026​

Hilltop Cares Mission 

If you are a survivor of abuse and wish to apply for assistance,

please visit our Resources page.

Hilltop Cares is a 501(c)3 charitable organization formed by members of the Horace Mann community to help victims of sexual abuse at the school and to promote healing.  Hilltop Cares is run by an all-volunteer staff including Marjorie Kaufman '78 P'18 P'19, Joe Rose '77, Ed Bowen '74, Daniel Miller '82 P'17, Elyse Weiner MD '82, Geoff Genth '80 and Gregg Luchs '78. 

The founders of Hilltop Cares are drawn together by our shared experiences at Horace Mann over more than five decades.   We are proud of Horace Mann’s legacy of academic excellence and the school’s emphasis on seeking a balance between individual achievement and a caring community. As alumni, parents and students, our primary goal is to assist former Horace Mann students in need of therapeutic assistance to help them come to terms with their abuse and its decades-long aftermath.  

Hilltop Cares also seeks to foster a renewed sense of understanding, compassion and community, and to raise awareness about sexual abuse issues.  So many members of the extended Horace Mann family have felt traumatized, in ways large and small, by revelations of abuse that took place at our school.  To ignore this dark chapter would be to go against the values we have been taught.  We choose instead to confront our shared past with compassion, a generosity of spirit and resources and a determination to understand and learn from these tragedies.  We are reaching out to those hurt by the abuse and offering assistance. 

It is time to come together as a community and begin the healing process.

Donate to Hilltop Cares

Hilltop Cares is working closely with former Horace Mann students who are desperately in need of therapeutic assistance to come to terms with their abuse and its decades-long aftermath.  We are committed to helping these alumni cover their therapy costs.  

Please lend your support to Hilltop Cares. Your donation is urgently needed to help alumni heal. All donations are tax deductible.

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