Annual Fund

Each fall, we launch the Annual Fund, an appeal to the entire FRA community for financial support that supplements the School’s annual operating budget. The Annual Fund provides funds for faculty salaries, financial aid, and for programmatic needs such as athletic uniforms, musical and play props, and teaching supplies. While tuition almost completely covers the cost of an FRA education, the Annual Fund plays an important role in making up the difference. And, because we understand that different areas of school-life hold significance to each giver, our Annual Fund program allows you to designate your gift.

Thanks to the collaborative generosity of FRA parents, alumni, faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends, last years’ Annual Fund raised more than $700,000, greatly exceeding our budgeted goal. The 2019-20 Annual Fund begins in the fall of 2019 and closes on June 30, 2020. Gifts must be received by June 30, 2020, to realize credit for the 2019-20 Annual Fund. To get involved, or for further information, please contact Eric Adams at (615) 369-4633. To donate or pledge online today, click here.

Where would you like to direct your investment?

The Annual Fund Family of Funds supports students and faculty through the school’s operating budget. Should designated contributions exceed the budgeted limit, we will direct the funds to the area of greatest need.

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2019-20 Annual Fund Volunteers

Annual Fund Chairs
Joelle and Ricky Speed

Lower School Parent Chairs
Kelly and Richard Lebow

Middle School Parent Chairs
Amanda and Michael Lindseth

Upper School Parent Chairs
Melissa and Jeb Beasley