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Fundraising at CLA

Christian Liberty Academy opened its doors in 1968 in the basement of the Church of Christian Liberty. Today, nearly 400 students attend our school in Arlington Heights, IL. Many things have changed over the years, but one thing is unchanging. Christian Liberty Academy remains committed to our mission statement: “We are a Christ-centered school that unites with parents to educate and train students to think critically through a strong academic curriculum, built on the foundation of Biblical truth, in order to prepare students to influence the world ‘for the greater glory of God’.” It is with this mission in mind that we seek to raise the funds needed to continue the good work God began at CLA over 50 years ago.

CLA Fundraisers

CLA reaches out to its families and the community at large through various events to raise funds that benefit the school and ministry in many ways. Some of these include:


Held in the Fall, this is an all-school CLA Fundraiser. CLA classes take part in a friendly fundraising competition. With a student goal to raise a total of $10,000 in coins, students get creative as they bring in coins to help support their school. Adults may also fuel students on by sponsoring a classroom or a grade with matching gifts, or with set gift amounts, that are tallied in addition to the $10,000 student goal.

Spring Gala

The CLA Spring Gala is a great event that celebrates CLA. All funds raised go to help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a CLA education.

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund exists to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a CLA education We believe every family should have the opportunity to give their child the best Christian education possible. In order to offer affordable tuition, we depend on your generous donations. Families, alumni, corporate matching donors, and others are encouraged to prayerfully consider how they might support the Annual Fund, whether through a regular monthly amount, an annual gift, or other giving. CLA welcomes financial gifts of any size throughout the year. To give a gift online, please visit our Give page.

Box Tops for Education

Its as easy as downloading the app, buying Box Top items, open your app, snap a picture of your receipt, and then CLA earns cash that benefits the school each year.


Another easy program to support CLA. You just download the app and after you are done shopping, open the app, and take a picture of your receipt. Nice and simple!

Spirit Night

Once a month we will have dinner together at a local restaurant. We will post information on upcoming Spirit Night’s on our social media accounts. Make sure to follow us!

Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% to Christian Liberty Academy. Support us every time you shop.

Donate Blood

3x a year we partner with Life Source as means of building up the local blood banks and they then donate to our scholarship fund.