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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.


Founder’s Campaign

Contributions to the Founder’s Campaign are tax deductible and unrestricted. These donations are to be utilized for our current renovations and additional space needs. CGLA will utilized these donations specifically for much needed classrooms, an improved and larger Maker’s Space, a medical clinic for our students, a library and cafeteria/auditorium. Naming opportunities are available. Please request a tour of our newly acquired building space with Donna Coleman.


Odyssey Event

Our 8th Annual Odyssey Luncheon will be held March 15, 2017, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Odyssey’s speaker will be Wintley Phipps, founder and CEO of the US Dream Academy. He is Grammy Award winning vocalist and is a passionate speaker for our youth. Please visit www.usdreamacademy.org and learn more about the exciting work that the US Dream Academy does with youth, whose parents are incarcerated. If you have questions about sponsorship levels and table reservations, please contact Donna Coleman.


Annual Golf Tournament

Our 5th Annual Golf Tournament will be held in June 8, 2017 at the Creeks Bend Golf Course. Teams can be purchased for $800 and Hole Sponsorships can be purchased for $200. Contributions to our Annual Golf Tournament are tax deductible and are primarily utilized for CGLA athletic needs. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Coleman.


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 Donna Coleman.


Athletics

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 Donna Coleman.


Scholarships

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 three 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 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 Donna Coleman.