Supporting RA

Each Ridgefield Academy student rings the Patriot Bell just twice, once at the beginning of their time at RA and once at graduation as their RA journey concludes. What truly sets RA apart from other schools is what happens between the time a student rings the Bell for the first and last time.
 
  • Students develop a strong sense of character through service learning
  • Public speaking instills confidence in each child
  • A breathtaking 42-acre campus provides an ideal learning environment
  • Dedicated teachers guide children to become confident and capable learners

Tuition income covers approximately 81% of the revenue required to provide your child and his or her classmates the experiences and opportunities between the bell. The balance is comprised of income from programs such as summer camp, interest from the school’s modest reserves, and donations to the Annual Fund.

Donations to the Annual Fund allow the school to do even more for our students than we could do with tuition alone. Annual Fund growth directly corresponds to growth in the opportunities and resources available to them.

While the Annual Fund is the school’s most important fund-raising priority, in any given year, there may be other initiatives, such as the Grade 8 Patriot Legacy Fund, that families are also offered the opportunity to support.

WAYS TO GIVE

Give Online

Cash & Credit Cards

Mail a check payable to Ridgefield Academy to:
RA Development Office
233 West Mountain Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple your gift amount if your company offers a matching gift program. Check with your employer’s HR department or contact the Development Office at 203.894.1800 x128 to learn if your company participates.

Other Gift Vehicles

To make a gift that includes any of the vehicles below, please contact Mo Carleton, Director of Development by email or by phone at 203.894.1800 x154.

Stock Transfer
Wire Transfer
IRA Charitable Rollover
Planned Giving

Giving Societies

Visionary Society
50,000+


Head's Society
25,000-49,999


Summit Society
10,000-24,999


Bell Society
7,500-9,999


Benefactor's Society
5,000-7,499


Founders' Society
2,500-4,999


Patriots' Society
1,000-2,499


Blue & White Society
Up To 999