Donation Campaigns

If you are looking to support a particular cause at CGLA, please review the campaigns listed below as they provide information concerning our various areas of need. When using our online donation portal, you are able to select the campaign you wish to support.

Annual Impact Fund

Contributions to the Annual Impact Fund are tax deductible and unrestricted. These donations are flexible and immediately accessible, allowing CGLA to quickly implement a newly discovered educational program or promptly address an unanticipated student or facility emergency. Your donation is an investment in unrestricted thinking and unrestricted possibilities, an investment in a promising future for every one of our present students and future students.

Odyssey Awards Luncheon

Our 10th Annual Odyssey Awards Luncheon was held on March 13, 2019 at the Chattanooga Convention Center from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This year's event chair was Ms. Karen Hutton, and Mrs. Jo Ann Yates was honored for her diligent work as the 2019 Founder's Award recipient. Ms. Mpumi Nobiva- top graduate from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa's inaugural class- delivered the keynote address, and previous keynote speaker and Grammy nominated artist Mr. Wintley Phipps joined us for an unforgettable performance. Photos from and a video of the event are now accessible online.

Annual Golf Tournament

Our 7th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on June 6, 2019 at Creeks Bend Golf Couse. Hole Sponsorships can be purchased for $200 and Tournament Sponsorships start at $1,200. Contributions to our annual Golf Tournament are tax deductible and unrestricted. All proceeds will benefit CGLA and, our partner school, Chattanooga Prep If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Clifford.

Backpack for Success

Contributions to our Backpack for Success program are tax deductible and are restricted for specific needs of our students. The fund was designed by Dr. Liz Thomas and implemented by HUTTON, who are both partners of CGLA. The specific needs established are food supplies, clothing, transportation to and from mentoring services and home internet to complete school projects and assignments. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Clifford.


Contributions to CGLA’s Athletics are tax deductible and are restricted for the athletic program needs. CGLA is proud of our winning Lacrosse Team, our volleyball, basketball and softball teams. We need support with uniforms, equipment, transportation to and from events and staffing requirements. If you are interested in a specific sport or CGLA’s gym renovation, please contact Catherine Clifford.


Contributions to our scholarship programs are tax deductible and are restricted funds. These funds are utilized for our student’s college needs, from application fees, multiple ACT testing requests, college prep courses, college touring, text books and future dorm needs. We currently have four opportunities for donors to become involved with our college scholarship opportunities. The Marcia and Donald O’Connor Scholarship is in memory of Marcia O’Connor, a much loved and well-remembered statistician for CGLA. The Levi Scott Scholarship has been established by Dr. Monica Jones in honor of her husband, Levi Scott, who is committed to youth and education throughout our tri-counties.  The Harshad Shah Scholarship established in March 2017 by Harshad Shah. The final scholarship opportunity must be addressed through Chattanooga State. The Raymond Swafford Scholarship Fund has been established by CGLA’s Executive Director, Dr. Elaine Swafford and her family. If investing in the future college needs of our graduating seniors is a primary and personal interest, these opportunities may be an area of donation that you would like to consider. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Clifford.