The WRA Fund

The WRA Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity to annually support the school. The WRA Fund supports the school’s current-year operating expenses, more importantly, these gifts help enhance the day-to-day life of every student and faculty member by supporting a variety of programs in areas including academics, the visual and performing arts, athletics, college guidance, faculty development, financial aid, and technology. WRA is a nonprofit organization that operates without financial support from local or federal taxes. It relies on income from tuition, The WRA Fund, and the endowment to exist. In fact, tuition generates approximately 66 percent of the funds to support the cost of educating a WRA student. Donations to The WRA Fund bridge the gap between what tuition costs and the annual cost of running the school.

Visit our Ways to Give page to learn about the many ways you can support WRA, including choosing a recurring gift option. Recurring gifts are a great way to help WRA by providing steady and reliable funding, while also helping Reserve go green. It's easy to enroll, on our online giving page, just choose "Recurring gift" as the type of gift option. It's simple, secure and one of the best ways that you can support WRA.


The 1826 Society at Western Reserve AcademyThe 1826 Society recognizes WRA’s most generous and dedicated alumni, parents, and friends, who have made important contributions to preserving and sustaining the school’s integrity and mission. Members of The 1826 Society receive the Insiders Report from the Head of School.

Gifts at the following levels qualify you for membership in The 1826 Society:

  • $50,000+ James Ellsworth Associates
  • $25,000-$49,999+ Head of School Associates
  • $10,000-$24,999+ Brick Row Associates
  • $5,000-$9,999+ Chapel Associates
  • $1,826-$4,999+ Reserve Associates
  • $500-$1,825+ Young Alumni Green and White

To learn more about membership in The 1826 Society, contact Mark LaFontaine at 330-650-9704 or