Annual Fund

There are so many ways to show school pride. Giving to Ridgefield Academy’s Annual Fund is definitely one of them. Your donation makes the life of every young Patriot infinitely better.

Each Child. Each Day. They all Matter.

The Annual Fund is the most important fund-raising priority at RA because it extends the reach of resources and opportunities for our students. Each year, our entire community is invited to make tax deductible contributions to the school’s Annual Fund.

The generous donations received from parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, and RA friends provide essential financial support to all aspects of student learning. Contributions flow directly into the school’s operating budget to help cover expenses such as teaching materials, art supplies, coaches and athletic uniforms, technology, library, facility maintenance, service learning programs, kitchen labs, field trips, professional development and teacher salaries.

Why not increase tuition?

The benefit of a tax deduction for an Annual Fund gift is possible for many of our families. Conversely, increasing tuition could make RA unaffordable for valuable members of our community. The Annual Fund also allows the larger community, including trustees, faculty and staff, grandparents, past parents, alumni and friends of RA, to demonstrate their support and share in the expense of an RA education.

Why should I give if I am already paying tuition?

  • We’d like you to contribute because you feel connected to RA’s mission, because you are confident that RA is exposing your child to new ways to learn, grow and take on challenges, and because by giving, you can ensure that your child and all of his or her classmates have everything they need to become their best selves.
  • Each dollar you donate immediately benefits your children by increasing opportunities and resources beyond what tuition alone could offer.

Is there a specific amount I should give?

We ask that you consider putting the Annual Fund at the top of your giving list and that your gift is an amount that is personally meaningful and significant to you. Last year, parent gifts to the Annual Fund ranged from $50 to more than $60,000.

Please support the Annual Fund today!

Make A Gift


Give/Pledge Online

You can make your gift or pledge online easily and securely using our online giving form.

Give By Cash/Check

To give by cash/check:
  • Print/Complete Giving Form
  • Make checks payable to: Ridgefield Academy
  • Mail to:
    RA Development Office
    223 West Mountain Road
    Ridgefield, CT 06877

Give By Donor Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable investment account: As a donor, you can contribute to your fund as frequently as you prefer and then recommend grants to non-profit organizations, like Ridgefield Academy, using the funds from that account. You can begin the process of making a gift by DAF on our giving page.

Matching Gifts

Over 17,000 companies match their employees' charitable contributions, does yours?

After making your gift, ask your HR Department, or use the search engine on this page to find out.

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

Head's Society

Summit Society

Bell Society

Benefactor's Society

Founders' Society

Patriots' Society

Blue & White Society
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