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Hundreds of children and families walk through our doors each month, and we work tirelessly to help them emerge from their challenges to reach their greatest potential. Support from our donors allows us to enhance our ability to serve more children and develop new programs that reflect the needs of our clientele. Every dollar counts and your contribution will make a difference in the lives of children and adults who benefit from our care.

There are many ways to support our important work! See the options below to learn how your gift can make the greatest impact.

Make a One-Time Gift
Make a Monthly Gift – Friends of Emerge
Make a Multi-Year Pledge – Giving Societies
Corporate Partnership Opportunities
Community Events for Emerge
Emerge Center Tumblers
Planned Giving


Make a One-Time Gift

Unrestricted gifts to our annual fund make a significant impact by allowing us to distribute funds to the areas with greatest need. If you’d like to designate your gift to the center or school, you can do so when making your donation below.

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Donations can also be made via check payable to The Emerge Foundation and mailed to 7784 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70820.

Make a Monthly Gift – Become a Friend of Emerge

Extend your support year-round with a monthly gift! Take a look at the tremendous impact a monthly gift will make:

  • Your gift of $10 per month provides reading resources for a child with autism
  • Your gift of $15 per month provides materials for our Parent Resource Room
  • Your gift of $20 per month provides access to hearing aids for an individual in need
  • Your gift of $25 per month provides two weeks of group speech-language therapy
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Make a Multi-Year Pledge – Join Our Giving Societies

Securing our leadership donors is critical as we work to grow our Annual Fund into a sustainable funding source for Emerge. Our Giving Societies were established in 2016 for donors interested in supporting our Annual Fund with multi-year gifts.

By joining our Giving Societies, you play a significant role in strengthening our operations and enabling the launch of new programs and services.

There are several giving levels available.  We invite you to learn more through the links below.

Giving Society Pledge Form
Giving Society Benefits
Current Giving Society Members

For more information, contact Julie Chappell, Annual Giving Manager, at, or 225-663-6914.

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Our community’s investment in Emerge ensures we can continue to expand our impact and meet the growing needs of the families we serve. Throughout the year we partner with corporations that support our fundraising efforts.

Learn more about Corporate Partnership opportunities.


If you you would like a hands on way to support Emerge, we would love to have your volunteer service! Volunteer activities can range from sorting supplies to working at our Book Fair. If you are interested in volunteering for Emerge, please complete our online Volunteer Application. If you have further questions, you may contact Lauren Shaw at or 225-343-4232 ext. 1901.

Host an Event – Community Events for Emerge

As non-profit, mission-driven organizations, The Emerge Center and The Emerge School for Autism rely on community support to continuously strengthen our capacity to serve the children and families in our care. There are many ways that individuals, groups, and companies can support Emerge, including hosting a fundraising event and naming Emerge as the beneficiary. This can be as simple as bake sale, to as imaginative as a bowling tournament!

Learn more about Community Events.

Purchase an Emerge Center Tumbler

Represent your support for Emerge! Tumblers are $21.99 each, which includes sales tax. All proceeds benefit Emerge. Once purchased, you may pick up your tumbler at The Emerge Center’s front desk.

Purchase a Tumbler

Planned Giving

A planned gift or endowment gift to The Emerge Foundation will leave a legacy for the children and families we serve for years to come. To learn more about planned giving, contact Julie Chappell, Annual Giving Manager, at, or 225-663-6914.

The Emerge Foundation is a 501c3 charitable tax exempt organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

We are proud to be a Capital Area United Way community partner since 1976.

Donor Privacy Statement:
The Emerge Foundation values its donors as partners in our mission. Donor names, contact information, payment data and information relevant to our fundraising activities are kept secure via a password-protected database management system. We do not share, rent, or sell donor or prospective donor information with any outside party. Donors who wish to update their records or to be removed from our contact list should call 225-343-4232 or send an email to