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3 Rewarding Reasons to Make a Donation to R-MA

Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) is dedicated to shaping future leaders through our strong educational environment – one that pushes students to exceed their own expectations and reach for higher goals. Our efforts are designed to promote our long-standing tradition of success, while prioritizing the needs and ambitions of our students.

With your help, we continue to build a community that is both challenging and committed to our student’s growth and well-being. 

Here are three reasons to consider supporting our work through a donation. 

1. Supporting the Community that Positions Students for Success

At R-MA, students forge ties that will last a lifetime. These ties form bonds that connect us to each other in a robust network, bringing meaning and value to our lives. Friends, mentors, and other lifelong relationships are formed along their academic journeys.

This sense of community is integral to R-MA’s initiatives, where success is crafted through character development and strong support systems. Giving back to R-MA directly impacts the lives of all members of our community – students, faculty, and staff – enabling us to offer more opportunities for connection. Each donation makes a tangible difference to our overall efforts.

By contributing to our fundraising efforts, R-MA is better able to prepare its students for success

2. Providing a High-Value Educational Experience for Those in Need of Support

The years spent in middle and upper school are transformative. To provide our students with more opportunities for exploration and self-discovery, R-MA works hard to enrich their experiences, using this time to nurture personal growth and encourage academic achievement. Through the classroom and Student Life activities, students develop valuable, transferable skills that can be applied to any aspect of their personal or professional lives. 

Those wanting to donate to R-MA will be able to pass these experiences on to a new generation, changing lives for the better by positioning today’s young adults for a more successful future. Donors can choose to contribute to specific initiatives close to their hearts, directing their gifts towards endowed scholarships, equipment purchases, or program expansions. These contributions go a long way in supporting our school’s mission of providing a high-value educational experience for all students. 

R-MA continues to promote personal growth and character development through military ethics and values

3. Giving Back to R-MA to Help Promote Leadership and Personal Growth 

At R-MA, instilling a sense of responsibility and self-reliance are key aspects of our educational philosophy. With over 125 years of educational experience and heritage, we have developed effective ways of shaping good character—promoting positive leadership, professional conduct, and service. Our military ethic is integrated into the school’s mission and values, ensuring that young learners today become efficient leaders of tomorrow.

R-MA is ranked among the top 10 best boarding high schools in Virginia, a testament to the strength and quality of our unique educational format. Through the school’s Honor Code and elite Air Force Junior ROTC program, students develop the necessary discipline, self-respect, and determination to become productive citizens, leading lives that are truly meaningful and successful.

Would you like to make a donation to R-MA?

Contact our Advancement Team at 540-636-5484 or at