Gifts & Giving

Annual Fund

As is the tradition of independent schools, a portion of Columbus Academy's annual operating budget is supported by philanthropic donations.  Every member of our community is asked to participate: alumni, current parents, grandparents, parents of alumni and other friends provide support each year.

Annual Fund gifts do more than help our school operate.  They elevate CA from being simply "a school" to being Academy.  Your annual support ensures Academy students experience a richness and breadth of education that few other schools can match. 
As a critical piece of the operating budget, the Annual Fund is the school's number one fundraising priority.

How to Participate

There are many ways to make your gift to the Annual Fund:
  • One gift per year
  • Recurring gifts (make a big impact with smaller, regular installments)
  • Pledge now, pay later (during fiscal year July 1 - June 30)
  • Stocks/other securities
  • Matching gifts via your employer
Click here to get started!

Donations immediately support

List of 5 items.

  • Campus and classroom resources

    An unparalleled natural campus setting, technology and library resources that enrich student learning, access to essential arts materials and state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
  • Mission-driven programs

    Curricular support for ethics and character development, diversity programming, service learning and activities, and access to exceptional learning opportunities like Global Online Academy.
  • Student financial aid

    Scholarships attract and support a talented and diverse student body, supporting our mission to teach students how to live in a pluralistic world.
  • Student support services

    Top-notch college counselors, reading and speech specialists and health-related personnel that know and care for the individual needs of students.
  • Talented faculty and staff

    Knowledgeable teachers for advanced placement and elective courses, competitive salaries and support for professional development that keeps CA teachers at the leading edge of changes in the field of education.

Annual Fund Volunteer Leadership

The dedication of Annual Fund volunteers is the key to CA's fundraising success each year.  These volunteers are current parents, alumni, parents of alumni and other friends of the school.  We are truly thankful for their financial support and gifts of time, patience and enthusiasm!

Getting involved in this way connects you more to CA, you get to share school news with fellow parents, alumni and friends and most of all show your pride for our wonderful school.  Whether you're living locally or not, your enthusiasm and interest is greatly appreciated and helpful!

If you have questions about the Annual Fund or would like to join in the volunteer effort, please contact:
Emily Campbell
Director of Development

Annual Fund Giving Clubs

Leadership Giving Clubs
Pillars of Academy
$25,000 and up

2011 Centennial Club
$15,000 - $24,999

1911 Founders' Club
$10,000 - $14,999

Academy Society
$5,000 - $9,999

Head of School's Circle
$3,000 - $4,999

Other Giving Clubs
Emerging Leaders
$1,500 - $2,999

Viking Club
$1,000 - $1,499

Maroon & Gray Associates
$600 - $999

Friends of the Academy
$300 - $599

Please note: there is no minimum gift amount.  Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated! 
Columbus Academy  4300 Cherry Bottom Road | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-475-2311