Support CLA

Thank you for considering a gift to support academic excellence in Pensacola! 

“A dream of a school where children are free to learn and happy to learn… a school that with mastery of each new skill their self-confidence increases and their love of learning grows.” These are the words of the founder, Mary Lee Porter Hanson, and the year was 1972. For 45 years, Creative Learning Academy has carried out Mrs. Hanson’s vision of creating a vibrant and engaging school culture that nurtures its students academically, emotionally, culturally and socially. In order to preserve the school and ensure its success for the next generation, we must create a culture of giving to ensure financial stability and longevity.

Creative Learning Academy remains dedicated to educating the whole child. CLA strives to develop and sustain a community of thoughtful, responsible, capable, and confident citizens eager to engage in an ever-changing world. Their world of boundless opportunities at CLA begin with you. Your generous tax-deductible gift to Creative Learning Academy provides direct funding to support project and educational initiatives that are outside of our regular operating budget. Your support is central to enhancing our academic programs, supporting professional development for our faculty, and improving facilities. Each gift, every year, helps CLA continue our commitment to your child and future generations.

All members of our CLA community – students, parents, grandparents, faculty, and alumni – are asked to participate in our Dragon Fund as it directly impacts every program, department, student, and faculty member by contributing to the school’s overall financial health and sustainability. YOUR GIFT helps increase our participation goal, which is essential for Creative Learning Academy when we apply for grants from foundations. The strength of annual giving shows the strength of our school. YOUR GIFT MATTERS. It is that simple. Every gift goes to work immediately to benefit our students. Whether you are part of CLA’s past, present or future, your support is essential to contribute to the overall success of our school and our local community.

There are several ways to support the school and we ask that you consider a gift of time, talent, or treasure that would be meaningful to you:

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to the Dragon Fund.
  • Be a Sponsor for the Bayou Hills Run (10K /5K /1mi Kids’ Run). Volunteer or Join in the run.
  • Make an item donation to the Dragon Jubilee silent and live auction. Purchase tickets and invite guests to attend. Sign up to Volunteer for the event!
  • Participate in and attend school fundraising events.
  • Serve as volunteer on a school committee or event.
  • Attend Parent Association Meetings (CLA parents and grandfriends invited to attend)

We appreciate your consideration and hope you will make a decision to invest, once again, in the Creative Learning Academy. We are CLA!