Endowments

Endowment funds provide long-term support for Eastern Mennonite School. This happens when the school accesses earnings from endowed funds that total more than $10,000. These funds are used to achieve the purpose of the established endowment.

Gifts to support existing funds are welcome at any time!

If you are would like to explore starting a new endowment in honor of someone or for a specific purpose, contact us to learn more about the process. Or if you'd like to contribute to endowed fund that are already established, we would be happy to discuss your charitable giving goals to see how your gift might take the fund to a new level and multiply the gift over the long term.

Contact Paul Leaman, head of school, or Trisha Blosser, development officer.

Thank you donors!

Pictured right: (l-r) Abby Garber ’23, Nancy Bok ’23, Joelle Blosser ’22, and Anna Miller ’23 created a thank you banner for a donor appreciation card.

The EMS Alumni Endowment Fund combined general class endowments into
one fund to support financial aid. This approach strengthens the earning potential for class endowments. The combined fund balance was at $325,000 as of June 30, 2021. See what your class giving for all programs and funds looked like last year here.

Cross Country Peak View tournament, 2021

Lee Eshleman Memorial Fund The class of ’81 established this fund in honor of their classmate, an actor, artist, comedian and friend, who died in 2007. He is remembered as a person of wit, humor, sincerity, and passion. He challenged and inspired thousands by sharing the story of God in creative and compelling ways. The fund provides financial aid to students with a passion for visual and performing arts

The Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 when Chuck Hostetter '71 provided a seed gift that EMS joined with an existing fund, The existing fund had been established in the 1990s by a fellow classmate to support Laotian immigrant students. Together, the gifts allowed EMS to establish the Students of Color Endowed Scholarship which provides financial aid for students of color. Read more.

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