Founder's Day 2020: Give to honor the legacy of Emmett Smith

Mrs. Betty’s challenge: ‘$100 for 100’

If you were ever a student or teacher at CRA, Emmett Smith influenced your life. Last summer a reunion was held by the class that graduated fifty years ago and person after person spoke of the ways Emmett helped them.

A dream of his was fulfilled in 1953 when CRA opened its doors. On March 14, Emmett would be 100 were he still living. I, for one, want to honor him by donating $100 to CRA. Because of his confidence in me when I was twenty years old, I have been able to follow my dream.

Please join me by contributing to this $100 for 100.

– Betty Gatlin

Mrs. Betty has done her part — she made her $100 donation in memory of Emmett Smith.

Will you do the same?

How we'll use your gift

Your gift to CRA in memory of Emmett Smith will be used in one of two ways that we believe would make Emmett proud. Your gift may be used to fund student scholarships for families needing tuition assistance for their children to be at CRA. We grant nearly $100,000 in scholarships each year.

We may also choose to apply your gift to meet the annual expenses of our Bible department. In Kindergarten through 12th grade, we invest over $100,000 annually in teaching the Bible to our students. Your gift supports the ongoing spiritual training that is the core of Emmett’s vision.

Will you give $100 to honor the 100th birthday of CRA’s founder, Mr. Emmett Smith?

You don’t have to give $100. Gifts of any amount will be greatly appreciated.
You may give using a credit/debit card (use the form below), or by sending a check to the school:

Crowley’s Ridge Academy
606 Academy Drive
Paragould, AR  72450

Please write “Emmett” on the memo line.

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