Give Back to Lake Ridge Academy

At Lake Ridge Academy, we're committed to fostering a vibrant learning environment that empowers our students to reach their full potential. Your generous support plays a vital role in making that vision a reality.

Every Gift Makes a Difference

Whether you're considering a one-time contribution, a multi-year pledge, or a future gift through estate planning, your investment shapes Lake Ridge Academy's future. Our students and community depend on your generosity, and we genuinely appreciate each and every gift!

Did you know?

Our status as a scholarship-granting organization allows you to donate up to $750 ($1,500 for a couple filing jointly) and receive a dollar-for-dollar return in Ohio! Learn more.

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  • Make a Gift Today

    Support what matters most: Our Advancement team can help you find the perfect giving opportunity that aligns with your interests, whether it's enhancing our facilities, supporting scholarships, or enriching academic programs.

    Spread out your support
    : Pledges or recurring gifts allow you to make a commitment over a period of time, offering budgeting flexibility while ensuring your contribution makes a difference.
  • Recurring Gifts

    Every dollar counts! Many generous donors choose to set up recurring gifts, allowing you to spread out your contribution throughout the year for a comfortable giving experience.

    Make your gift go even further by checking if your employer matches charitable gifts! Many donors have found that their employers will match their contributions to make an even greater impact.
  • Leave a Legacy

    Planned giving options like trusts or charitable gift annuities allow you to support Lake Ridge Academy while potentially receiving income benefits for yourself or your loved ones. Contact us to learn more!
  • Get Involved

    Join us for our annual events, such as the Auction Gala, Night At The Races, or Royal Run! Share your expertise with students in classrooms or seminars.

    Volunteer to bake cookies or set up our holiday craft workshop. The ways to be a helper on campus are endless! Become an active member of our community and see first-hand the impact you can make.

Ready to Make a Difference?

We invite you to explore the many rewarding ways to give back to Lake Ridge Academy. Contact our Advancement team today to discuss your giving options and invest in the future of our exceptional school!
Together, let's shape a bright future for our students!


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  • All Gifts are Tax-Deductible

    All gifts to Lake Ridge Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible.
  • Receipt of Contribution

    You'll receive a receipt for each contribution and a year-end summary for tax purposes.
  • Every Gift Fuels Excellence

    Every gift, regardless of size, fuels the excellence that defines Lake Ridge Academy.

Additional Resources

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  • Checks

    Outright gifts by check should be made payable to “Lake Ridge Academy.” If needed, please indicate your gift's designation in the check's memo section. If nothing is indicated, we will use it where your gift is needed most.
  • Online

    Lake Ridge Academy accepts online donations through Google Pay, Apple Pay, Mastercard, Visa, AmEx, and Discover.
  • Stock

    Donors making a gift with appreciated securities can avoid capital gains tax while still receiving a full charitable deduction.
  • IRA Distributions

    Donors who are 70½ may direct required IRA distributions to Lake Ridge Academy. While the donor does not earn a charitable deduction for these direct transfers, the distribution can reduce the donor's income tax if the transfer is made directly from a donor's financial institution to Lake Ridge Academy.
  • Gifts in Kind

    Gift cards, vacation home access, new merchandise, and many other kinds of items can be donated to the auction. Your old car or boat can also be given to the school, for which you will receive a charitable donation based on the fair market value of the donated item.
  • Homes

    Your personal residence, second home, or vacation home can be used to make a significant gift to the school, and you can still live there for as long as you want. By transferring ownership of your primary or vacation residence to Lake Ridge Academy, you can earn a charitable deduction and still retain the rights to the property.
  • Life Insurance

    Donors who have fully paid whole life insurance policies that are no longer needed can receive a charitable deduction for the policy's cash value.
  • Life Income Gifts

    Donors who wish to make a future gift to the school may consider a charitable gift annuity or trust vehicle that will benefit the school and provide the donor with a life income in retirement or benefit another family member.
  • Pledges

    If you would like to make a gift to Lake Ridge but want to fulfill your commitment another time, simply email the Advancement Team and let us know your gift intentions. Pledges can be fulfilled over months or years and allow you to be recognized as a participating donor while making a gift when the timing is better for you. Donors who fulfill their commitments over time can often make a more significant gift than they thought possible, which allows them to have a bigger impact on our students.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Contact our Advancement Team today to discuss your giving options and invest in the future of Lake Ridge Academy. Together, we can ensure LRA can provide exceptional educational experiences for generations to come!
Lake Ridge Academy is the only independent college preparatory school on Cleveland's west side. Our co-educational curriculum offers a unique blend of academics, extracurricular activities, and a focus on character development, all on our beautiful 93-acre campus. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, our devoted faculty provides personalized attention to help every student thrive.