Give to Emerson

Join Us in a Culture of Giving

In the classroom, outdoors, and virtually or beyond, your generosity helps Emerson provide robust, creative, and transformational experiences for all of our students. Though significant, tuition alone does not fully cover the cost of Emerson’s commitment to encouraging curiosity among our students. Nor can tuition alone provide the substantial funds needed for robust financial aid, capital improvements to our campus, or an endowment that secures Emerson’s future in perpetuity.

Your Gift Matters!

Emerson depends on donations to provide opportunities and resources for our students.Your tax-deductible, charitable gifts enable Emerson to thrive now and in the years to come.

Leading the Annual Fund Campaign each year, our faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees giving, along with the community’s giving, help us reach our goal of raising nearly $500K. Annual Fund gifts are essential to sustain Emerson’s mission of the whole child, multiple-method approach. Your charitable contributions help fund Emerson’s educational and greatest needs.

We invite you to join us in making a gift today and to explore the many ways giving directly impacts the Emerson experience in and out of the classroom. Please contact Terry Langston at, Director of Development or by calling 734.665.5662 ext 305 to learn more about other ways to give including legacy gifts, planned gifts, stock transfers, donor-advised funds, and setting up an endowment.

Thank you for supporting our mission! We are grateful for your generosity!

Make Your Annual Fund Gift or Pledge Now

Emerson School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowable by law.


How to Give and Giving Options

Give Online, by Mail or In Person
Complete the web form here to make your gift online, here. Pick up a reply card in Emerson’s office to accompany your credit card or check gift, then mail or drop it off.

Give Stock
A gift of appreciated securities may be an ideal way for you to support Emerson School, depending on your personal circumstances. As stock prices increase, so do the taxes you owe on the long-term capital gain at the point of sale. However, if you choose to make a gift of appreciated securities to a qualified charitable organization like Emerson, it can be advantageous to you in two ways:

  • You will avoid paying capital gains taxes on any increase in value—taxes owed when you sell any appreciated securities
  • You earn a federal income tax deduction based on the current fair market value of the securities, regardless of their original cost

You should consult with your financial advisor regarding the specific tax benefits of gifting securities. Please contact Terry Langston at 734.665.5662 ext 305 for more information and/or questions about donating stock.

Give In-Kind Gifts
Emerson School is grateful to receive items and services as gifts-in-kind. To do so, please complete the form and drop it off or send it to Emerson School, ATTN: Development Office, 5425 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Gifts are tax-deductible and the IRS requires donors to indicate the value of all items donated.

NOTE: All gifts received before June 30 will be credited in the current fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). You will however receive an end-of-the-year (calendar year) donation receipt for all donations given during the current calendar year.

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