Annual Fund



The Annual Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity for parents, alumni, grandparents, past parents, and friends to support outstanding teaching and learning--what takes place in our classrooms every day.

Each year, we appeal to all members of the RA community to make an investment in the Academy's current students with a gift to the Annual Fund. Revenue from the Annual Fund is generally unrestricted and is used to fund current operations based on the areas of greatest need.

Many thanks to our generous families who have already made their gift and have moved us closer to our 2018 fundraising goals. We need every family to participate in RA’s Annual Fund to reach our goal.

To date we have raised: $418,310
Our goal is: $525,000

Make A Gift
Your participation, not the size of your gift, is what is most important. Depending on individual financial circumstances, contributions range from $25 to $10,000 or more. A high rate of participation is an important measure of the breadth of concern and involvement by the RA community, and decisions by foundations and corporations to fund non-profit organizations such as RA are positively influenced by strong, broad support. We ask that every member of the RA community give as generously as possible within his or her means. Ridgefield Academy adheres to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) Statement of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights.

RA Grandparents' Society

Ridgefield Academy has formed a Grandparents’ Society as a way for grandparents to support the Academy in honor of a grandchild, special teacher or other member of our school community. We are sincerely grateful to the numerous grandparents who continue to support our school. Your participation in our Annual Fund is greatly appreciated! As we are such a young school, we do not enjoy a great deal of support from our alumni, and grandparents serve as the “alumni” of our school community. Thanks to your support, we can continue to offer a robust program to our students.

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


Gifts to the Annual Fund make goals and projects such as the following possible:

  • Challenging and innovative academic, athletic, and arts programs
  • Enhanced science and technology programs and facilities.
  • Recruitment of highly talented faculty by offering competitive salaries, benefit packages, and opportunities for professional development
  • Small class sizes designed to enable teachers to offer more individualized attention to each student
Ridgefield Academy accepts online gifts via MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. To discuss gift giving by other means, contact Brooke Moore. Please note, all gifts made to a specific campus will remain at that campus. Gifts received on or before June 30, 2018 will be counted toward the 2017-2018 Annual Fund. Thank You for your generous support.