The WRA Fund

The WRA Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity to 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 Methods of Giving 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 and enjoy invitations to The 1826 Society Dinner (held every three years) as well as on-campus performing arts events.

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

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


Reunion Giving

Reunion Weekend marks a special time in the lives of Western Reserve Academy alumni and their families to reconnect with friends and recall fond memories of Reserve. Working toward individual class goals, Reunion Giving is an important source of class unification. In addition to attending Reunion Weekend, Reunion Giving is a means to honor your graduating class.

Classes celebrating Reunion Weekend, please consider making a special gift to The WRA Fund in honor of your Reunion.

The Parents' Fund

The quality of parent support at Reserve not only serves to enhance the lives of each student in a direct and immediate way, but is also one of the school's most impressive credentials.

Learn more about The Parents' Fund.