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Support Acera Today with Your Donation

Your charitable gift helps us continue our mission to keep students curious about the world around them.

Questions? Contact Trent Ramsey, Director of Strategic Advancement

Learning without limits

Every day at Acera is alive with joyous, engaged students ages 5-15, doing incredible things! At Acera, we are intentional about fostering a school culture in which learning is about:

  • Thinking at a systems-level across different disciplines and balancing the capacities necessary for complex thinking.
  • Knowing oneself, taking the perspective of others, working well with others, and taking responsibility for (and ultimately optimizing) one’s impact on the community.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the relationships between things, and using flexible and creative thinking to generate new ideas that can only result from thoughtful questions.
  • Achieving authentic engagement in ways that fit each child’s interests, needs and potential–without any ceiling on what is possible. 

Acera is a unique place where students belong.

Drive to Thrive: A playground reimagined

Acera’s annual fund Drive to Thrive is the most important fundraising initiative for the school. No matter what you or child loves about Acera – amazing teachers, science, ability-based math, IMP projects – all are made possible by Drive to Thrive. Like most independent schools, tuition does not cover our entire budget. In order to provide our students with an education in which they truly thrive, Acera relies on the generous donations of the community, collaborators, families, and friends.

This year, Drive to Thrive focused exclusively on Acera’s Adventure Playground Initiative, an effort to transform this beloved space into a playscape where even more creativity, collaboration and imaginative play can take place. Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal!

Matching Gifts
Does your place of business offer matching donations? Matching gifts from your employer are an excellent way to increase your support to Acera’s Drive to Thrive Annual Fund! Find out if your company matches contributions.

In addition to the generous donations of friends and collaborators of Acera, we rely on the generosity of our families to support the following fundraising initiatives:

  • Reed Hollett Enrichment Scholarship Fund
    This fund honoring Acera teacher Reed Hollett who passed away suddenly in 2015, pays for low-income students to attend Acera’s after-school, vacation weeks and summer enrichment programs. In February, Acera hosts a Trivia Night for Parents to raise money for this scholarship fund.
  • Love to Learn Fundraising Event
    In addition to the Annual Fund, Acera hosts one evening a year when families, friends, and collaborators come together for an evening of food, drink, socializing, and fundraising for the mission of our school.

These combined efforts help provide our students and the community with a dynamic inquiry-based educational experience and opportunities that go far beyond our building.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to donating funds to Acera School in person or on our website, there are several other ways to give to the school, such as:

  • Gifts of Stock
    If you contribute appreciated securities to Acera School, you receive a two-fold income tax benefit: a charitable deduction for the present fair market value and no capital gains tax on the appreciation.

    • Acera’s Broker is: Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40, Client Name: Acera School, Account #: 8145-9513
    • Please notify Trent Ramsey at Acera prior to donating stock. This will ensure proper tracking, receipt, and acknowledgment of your generous gift: or 781.558.4509 (cell).
    • We need you to let us know the following so that we can be sure to credit your gift properly: Name of stock to be donated; Number of Shares; Date of the transfer; Estimated value.
  • Honorary and Memorial Gifts
    Gifts made in honor or memory of a student, faculty member, staff or friend are gratefully accepted.
  • Gifts of Real Estate
    Donating property to Acera School allows you to avoid tax on the appreciation in value and receive a current charitable deduction on your income taxes.
  • Bequests
    Remembering Acera School in your will through a charitable bequest reduces the amount of your estate that is subject to estate tax.
  • Charitable Trusts
    When you create a charitable remainder trust, you guarantee a gift to Acera in the future. In return, you receive both an annual income from the assets you use to fund the trust and an immediate tax deduction. A charitable lead trust works the opposite way. Acera would receive an annual income stream from the trust assets for a period of time, then the remainder goes to your heirs.

Acera School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions made to Acera are tax-deductible (Acera School Federal Tax ID: 32-0303877).

Thank you for your support!


For assistance in making a donation by cash or check, to make a pledge, to arrange for automatic monthly deductions from your debit or credit card or anything else please contact:

Trent Ramsey, Director of Strategic Advancement
Office: 781.729.348