A Community of Giving!
The 2023-2024 Christmas Fund Drive launched in November with a goal of $150,000!
Join hundreds of other supporters and make a gift here.
Since 1948 students have led the drive. Funds raised during this drive support our 2nd Century Fund, making up the difference between tuition investments and the actual cost of an EMS education. The fund also supports financial aid for many students, making the EMS experience possible for more families.
EMS is commemorating its 75th year of the Christmas fund drive. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have been supporters of this initiative. It is the dedication of both our students and the community who generously contribute that enables EMS to thrive. Your gifts helped our community feel strong through the experience of raising funds together. Read more about the history!
When you give, you join more than 600 generous donors who give annually to the drive to support faculty and staff, student financial aid, and other mission-supporting efforts.
Thank you for responding warmly to students who invite you to support their personal goals for the drive!
Why do student leaders participate?
I want to be trained to be a good leader and helping the [EMS] community is good.
Dylan L. 6th Grade
I love to help the school in any way possible. I have lots of connections...and would be fully invested. Thanks and looking forward to it!
Emilee S. - 8th Grade
To help out with the school and give back to the community.
Zach H. 10th Grade
I enjoy helping to serve my school community in this way and feel more passionate about helping when I get to be a part of the whole process.
Lili L. 11th Grade
She loves writing those postcards! We both are advocates of causes and communities that we believe in – EMS is among those at the top of our list. I love how much she cares about being a student at EMS. She feels valued, connected, and respected for who she is. Thanks for your part in helping to shape and steward the values of the EMS community.
- Joe Hackman, Current parent
Why did you give?
"We continue to give because we want other students to have the same experience at EMS that our son did."
Mother of '93 alum.
My kids are so happy to be attending EMS! They love being able to be with their friends. It makes a big different for them to have interactive learning which gives them a sense of community and support." -Melinda, 6th and 9th grade parent.
EMS is a truly unique place and such important, lifegiving things are happening there. It’s a privilege to be able to offer what support we can. Thank you for all you do to enable the success of the school. - Parent of alumni children and board member
Why do students get involved and supporters give?
The drive builds community and relationships. These 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students play a game together for the chapel launch of the drive.
Dorothy Shank, with her great-grandson Levi remembers, “EMHS helped to set the course of my life. I’ve had a very keen interest in what happens at EMHS, and I still believe in it. My prayer for my grandchildren and EMS students is that they grow up to be men and women of God, learning how to be followers of Jesus.”
Students grow in their understanding of stewardship -- one of our faith practices. Our culture of generosity includes service days, recognizing our own gifts, and finding ways to bless others.
Student Leaders 2023-24