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?

  • Each dollar donated increases opportunities and resources for our students than tuition alone could offer.
  • 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.

Is there a specific amount you 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 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

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Visionary Society

Head's Society

Summit Society

Bell Society

Benefactor's Society

Founders' Society

Patriots' Society

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