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Reasons to invest

When you invest in the Ron Clark Academy, your gift's impact is far-reaching, affecting the lives of students and educators here and across the country. Students validate the success of RCA’s learning environment: each class experiences double percentile increases in performance across all subject areas during the first academic year and continues to improve over time. The first four graduating classes received over $5 million in academic scholarships to premiere high schools in Georgia and beyond. Your investment changes lives.


"The Ron Clark Academy graduating class of 2014 earned over $1.8 million in scholarships for high school. We are so proud of them!"

    Operational Revenue

    • 29% EducatOR Training Program
    • 7% Unrestricted Annual Giving
    • 42% Restricted Annual Giving
    • 7% In-Kind Donations
    • 11% Tuition
    • 4% Other

    Capital Campaign

    Demand for our revolutionary professional development program continues to grow. Because the RCA campus lacks sufficient space to accommodate the number of educators who request to participate in our program, RCA and its board of trustees launched a $4.8 million campaign to expand capacity for our educator training program.

    The new 25,000-square foot addition will serve as a state-of-the-art educator training facility and will accommodate student lunches, PE class, and finally a place to hold up to 600 students and educators at one time.

    • 2Year Campaign
    • $5.3 Million pledged in capital campaign
    • 100% Participation from RCA Board
    • 2014 Groundbreaking


    We thank you for your support to help grow our mission and impact education worldwide.

    “The potential is there; it is our responsibility to see it, to encourage it, and to let our children know that, without a doubt, we believe in their dreams.”

    The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark

    Meet the Development Team

    • Kirk Brown

      Kirk Brown

      Senior Director Of Development


      Mr. Kirk Brown joined the Ron Clark Academy in August 2013 after five years with United Way of Greater Atlanta. In his last role, he had tremendous success managing and raising more than $8 million annually from top companies, including Accenture, Equifax, Delta Air Lines, Newell Rubbermaid and SunTrust. With Kirk’s professional fundraising expertise, the organization was able to improve the lives of hundreds of individuals and families throughout the metro Atlanta region. Kirk’s career at United Way also included many leadership roles as the Loaned Executive Program Chair, Internal Campaign Co-Chair, cross-functional team member—tasked to create the United Way Young Professional Leaders group and he served on the marketing Digital Strategy Team.  


    • Kyle Walcott

      Kyle Walcott 

      Development Officer

      Kyle Walcott joined the Ron Clark Academy family in July of 2016. Originally from Connecticut, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Georgia State University in 2013. Post-graduation, he followed his desire to serve our youth by providing in-classroom support and after-school tutoring services to students as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Washington, D.C. After fulfilling his service commitment, his role as scholar relations coordinator with the United Negro College Fund allowed him to implement leadership development programs to underrepresented college students nationwide.Upon returning to Atlanta in 2015, his entry into the world of fundraising began with United Way of Greater Atlanta as a member of the Loaned Executive program. Tasked with managing a portfolio of over 40 accounts, Kyle acquired a passion for bringing individuals and companies together in order to uplift our communities in need.Most recently, Kyle served as Georgia State's development coordinator of annual programs, where he oversaw strategic plans concerning student philanthropy and young alumni giving.At RCA, Kyle contributes to the process of writing grant proposals and engaging both individual donors and corporate sponsors in order to maximize the fundraising potential of our school. He currently resides in Atlanta where he is an active member of the fundraising committee for the local alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.





     Annual Fund

    Your gift to the Annual Fund is critical to the success of the Ron Clark Academy. Comprised of operating gifts from companies, individual donors, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Annual Fund provides support for academic programs, technology upgrades, and scholarships that touch the lives of every student. The Annual Fund also provides classroom resources, educator training resources, and professional development opportunities for our staff.

    Your support sustains excellence in teaching and training.


    • Founders' Circle: $18,000+ (Academy Scholarship)
    • Valedictorian: $5,000 - $17,999
    • Salutatorian: $1,000 - $4,999
    • Honor Roll: Gifts up to $999

    Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program

    Thanks to Georgia’s Education Tax Credit program, Georgia residents like you can redirect their state income taxes to fund student scholarships at RCA.

    Support RCA Scholarships for students by redirecting your Georgia state taxes at no cost to you.

    Click here to view the Georgia Goal Program


    Student Scholarship

    Sponsor the cost of tuition for a scholar for one year. Your commitment at this $18,000 level helps to provide the necessary funds for one deserving student to attend the Ron Clark Academy. In addition to recognition on the RCA Donor Wall and in the Annual Report, the benefits of this generous contribution include being matched one-on-one with an RCA student so that a personal relationship can be built and fostered.


    Educator Scholarship

    Do you know teachers or an administrators who would enjoy learning from our revolutionary professional development training? Sponsor the cost of their registration to attend the RCA Experience here at the Ron Clark Academy. Registration include $925 per person for an in-depth two-day experience or $495 per person for the one-day training.



    Want to Volunteer?

    We currently do not have any upcoming volunteer opportunities. However, if you would like to be added to our volunteer database, we would love to include you when the need for additional volunteers arises.

    Sign Up Here


    Any questions?

    Contact the Office of Development at (404) 651-2101 or email us at

    RCA is a nonprofit organization. All merchandise sales and educator training proceeds go to support student scholarships and programs.