A “Family Room”

By Trisha Blosser, director of advancement

Design rendering by Gaines Group Architects

Our elementary school is thriving in our beautiful home. And yet, it is missing a “family room,” a space large enough for the whole school community to come together. The Gathering Space – an indoor/outdoor learning facility – will fill that need.

Gathering is the “heart” of EMES. Coming together is key to our curriculum and school philosophy. It nurtures cross-grade relationships, builds trust, creates leadership opportunities, and enables us to care for one another.

Thanks to a generous $1 million challenge match from an alumni couple (met as of September 13!), we are closer to our $2.5 million stretch goal including an endowed building fund. On September 20, we introduced the new addition to students, families, and some supporters. EMES parents invite all to join them as they strive to reach a goal of $100,000 for finishes and furnishings. Planned gifts, such as gifts through wills and qualified charitable distribution from an IRA, can continue to be added to the endowed building fund.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them. – Matthew 18:20 (NRSV)

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