Giving Overview

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Give Today to Inspire Passion and Purpose Through the Joy of Learning. 

Sage Ridge School is Reno’s only non-sectarian, independent, and college preparatory day school serving grades 3-12, and we need your support to fulfill our vision to inspire passion and purpose through the joy of learning. 

Sage Ridge was founded by a handful of families who imagined a school for any student from any family committed to learning.  Twenty-five years later, this is the ethos we continue to live by as we advance and prepare our students. 

Why Give? 

Like almost all independent schools, Sage Ridge School must rely on charitable contributions from the community in order to enhance the educational experience, fulfill our mission to prepare curious and confident citizens, and maintain flexibility in the operating budget. 

All donations to Sage Ridge School are welcome, appreciated, and tax-deductible. There are many reasons to give, and we invite you to find and support your passion.

Designating Your Gift

Annual Fund

Sage Ridge School Annual Fund Campaign is our primary philanthropic appeal and the first gift we ask of the Sage Ridge community.  As you may know, tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating a student at Sage Ridge. The Annual Fund helps bridge that gap by supporting all facets of the curriculum including academics, the arts and athletics. This includes our signature programs, including Outdoor Education and Sage Sessions, as well as our robust professional development for our faculty and staff. In short, the Annual Fund is absolutely crucial to the school's ability to provide the highest quality education while keeping it affordable for as many families as possible. 

For the 2023-2024 academic year, to mark Sage Ridge School’s 25th anniversary, the annual fund campaign theme is “25 Years, 25 Days."

Each year, hundreds of individuals, businesses, and foundations support the Annual Fund, with gifts ranging from $10 to well over $100,000. These contributions are generally unrestricted – the purest form of philanthropy – strengthening all school programs and touching the life of every student. Whether the support is used for curricular enhancements, faculty professional development, sports team trips, theatre production materials, or building upkeep, the Annual Fund's success is crucial in the daily life of the school.

Opportunity and Teacher Funds

The annual Sage Ridge Gala raises money for the Opportunity Fund and Teacher Fund. 

We strive to make our unparalleled education as financially accessible as possible, to all those families for whom our mission and programs are an ideal fit. Funds raised for the Opportunity Fund enable Sage Ridge School to ensure no qualified student be deterred by financial circumstances from becoming a Scorpion. Established in 2000 with support from the Redfield Foundation and other generous donors and since 2015, the Opportunity Fund has supported at least one new high school student per year.

Similarly, we aim to provide our teachers with the resources they need to effectively engage and educate our students. The Teacher Fund supplements annual budgets and enables teachers to request resources that complement their existing tools.

Capital Campaign

Sage Ridge School conducts periodic Capital Campaigns to fund specific brick-and-mortar projects and sometimes to build endowment. Beginning with the initial gift of 40+ acres from the Redfield Foundation, capital giving has been fundamental to the school’s growth. Both the Webster and Crossbow buildings exist due to the generosity of numerous benefactors and the most recent capital campaign, “Achieve, Innovate and Magnify” (AIM), made the community's dream of a Student Activity Center possible.

Sage Ridge School, a Not-For-Profit Organization

Sage Ridge School is a not-for-profit organization and depends on annual tax-deductible contributions to enhance the experience of a Sage Ridge education. Incorporated under federal and state laws as a 501c (3) tax-exempt organization, Sage Ridge School receives no federal or state government funding.