Christmas Fund Drive

Thank you for supporting the 2020-21 Christmas Fund Drive!

Generous donors have made 600+ gifts totaling over $165,000 for the Fund Drive! Those dollars go directly to faculty and staff support, financial aid, and mission-supporting efforts. Thank you for sharing your abundance with others.

We launched the Christmas Fund Drive Nov. 23 with a kick off chapel! If you're a supporter or alumnus, you should have received a letter with details and/or an oversize postcard from a student in your mailbox inviting you to participate! Thank you to everyone who responded.

This drive -- which students have been part of since 1948 -- is key to helping us make an EMS experience possible for more students. Gifts support the 2nd Century Fund, as we trek into our 104th year!


We welcome your support through:

  • gifts to the Christmas Fund Drive,
  • prayer,
  • encouragement of our staff and students,
  • and enthusiasm for our COVID-limited athletic  and arts activities.

Students share how gifts help shape their EMS experience.

Learn about the impact of donor dollars on financial aid.

Shannon Roth shows how her classroom works with in-person learning.

New! Personal Giving Pages

Students and teachers had the opportunity to create personal giving pages this year to invite supporters to give online directly towards their goal online. This creates new options for all participants since traditional letter-writing and phonathons were more challenging this year.

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.