Providing for the future is the responsibility of us all. Each year faculty and families commit to making a difference in the lives of gifted young students. These young people come from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds. The future of many of these young students is dependent upon what can be provided for them now. All faculty, staff, and families are encouraged to donate whatever they can to the annual campaign each year. Monies from this campaign are directed to a specifically named purpose, such as technology, the arts, the endowment, or to other areas as needed.
The Ricks Community Association is comprised of the parents and/or guardians of Ricks Center students, teachers, administrators and staff at Ricks Center. Its mission is to foster and encourage participation in the school community. The RCA sponsors parent education nights and community events. These provide opportunities to engage in topics on a wide variety of issues related to parenting gifted children. Subjects include such focus areas as psychological aspects of giftedness; implementing an integrated curriculum model; parenting a gifted child; and general, topical parenting questions viewed through the lens of gifted characteristics. The RCA organizes an annual fundraiser to support special projects and purchases for the school. Family members are encouraged to take an active role in the RCA.