Make your impact through the CA Fund

Similar to our peer independent schools, Cary Academy relies on the generosity of parents, grandparents, alumni, employees, board members and community partners to support our bold vision for offering flexible, personalized, and relevant learning opportunities. The CA Fund serves as the conduit for such impact on the daily experiences of students, faculty, and staff.

The CA Fund, Cary Academy’s annual fund, strengthens our ability to offer enrichment activities for students here on campus, in the community, and around the world. By participating in interest-based clubs, experiential and service-learning opportunities, or any number of available extracurriculars, students have ample roads to discover new interests, build new skills, and develop new passions thanks to the CA Fund.

Additionally, by contributing to the CA Fund, you are investing in ongoing professional development for CA faculty and staff as well as essential community-building efforts headed by our PTAA. Each gift to the CA Fund makes a difference in our ability to uphold our mission of discovery, innovation, collaboration, and excellence.


Make your gift for the 2019-2020 academic year today.

If you have questions about the CA Fund or want to pursue other avenues to promote Cary Academy, please contact CA Fund Director Katie Todd at or (919) 228-4542.


Current CA giving opportunities  

Founders' Circle*

$10,000 and above

Charter Club*

$5,000 - $9,999

Blue and Gold Society*

$2,500 - $4,999

Leadership Circle*

$1,200 - $2,499


$1,000 - $1,199


$500 - $999




Up to $249

 * indicates Leadership Circle giving


CA Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does “unrestricted” mean?

Unrestricted gifts give Cary Academy the flexibility to use the funds where most needed. Furthermore, unrestricted gifts often have the most widespread impact on campus as the CA Fund serves academics, clubs, athletics, facilities, professional development, the PTAA, and more.

Why doesn’t Cary Academy increase tuition instead?

Our school wants to remain both competitive and accessible. Raising tuition may outprice Cary Academy for many families and lessen our diverse community. Additionally, tuition is not tax-deductible. But, donations to the CA Fund are, which translates to a benefit for our families.

Is every family require to contribute to the CA Fund?

No. Participating in the CA Fund annually is voluntary. However, the more individuals, families, and businesses who participate, the more resources we have available to support enhanced learning opportunities inside and outside CA classrooms. The CA Fund champions activities aligned with our school’s more holistic approach to education and the student experience, which better prepares our graduates for happy, successful lives.

What is a matching gift?

Matching gifts come from corporations or foundations that “match" an employee or other person of interest’s contribution, whether fully or partially. This allows donors like you to double or even triple the amount of your contribution to Cary Academy. If you have questions about how to make a matching gift, if your company matches, or how to set up your company to match, please contact Katie Todd at at or (919) 228-4542.


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