Ways To Give

The simplest way to support Ridgefield Academy is by making an outright gift of cash or appreciated securities. A cash gift entitles the donor to an income tax deduction in the year of the gift. Please make checks payable to Ridgefield Academy and send to:

Annual Fund
Ridgefield Academy
223 West Mountain Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

You may also make your gift online by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.


Appreciated Securities

A gift of long-term appreciated securities (those held for more than one year) entitles the donor to a tax deduction for the full market value of the donated stock, without having to recognize the capital gain. If you would like to make a gift of securities, please request transfer instructions by calling Brooke Moore in the Development Office at 203.894.1800 x128.

Planned Giving

One way to ensure Ridgefield Academy’s future vitality is by making contributions through your estate. Planned giving can also magnify some significant advantages in your tax, retirement and estate planning strategies. For instance, you can obtain an immediate tax deduction for a charitable contribution, and, in most cases, avoid capital gains tax on appreciation. You may also reduce estate taxes. Planned gifts include: Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, and Life Insurance. Please call the Development Office at 203.894.1800 x128 if you would like to discuss making a planned gift to Ridgefield Academy.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Make your gift go even further! Many companies participate in gift matching programs for employees and their families by matching gifts on a dollar-per-dollar basis. Please check with your Human Resources representative or Charitable Giving/Grants Department for the correct forms. If you have any questions concerning Matching Gifts, please contact Brooke Moore at 203.894.1800 x128.