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Support Our Mission

Your support helps our unwavering belief that high-achieving, low-income students deserve the same opportunities as students at elite private high schools, and if given the same college access resources, would be just as competitive in the application process. Our mission is to empower and prepare high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation. 

Closing the Opportunity Gap


of EMERGE students apply to at least one selective college or university.

Expanding College Access


of EMERGE students are accepted to at least one selective college or university.

Overcoming "Summer Melt"


of EMERGE students matriculate to a 4-year college or university.

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Join The Visionary Circle

The Visionary's Circle has five leadership giving levels and recognizes donors who make annual gifts of $3,000 or more to EMERGE.


EMERGE college alumni can join the Visionary Circle with annual gifts of $250 or more. 

  • Give Online
    If you would like to make an online one-time or a recurring gift to support the mission of EMERGE, you can do that by clicking here.
  • Give by Check
    Please make checks payable to “EMERGE Fellowship” and direct to: EMERGE Fellowship Attn: Development, 11251 Northwest Fwy., #330 Houston, TX 77092.
  • Give by Stock Transfer
    To donate stock please complete contact Janicca Stephens at to notify us of your intention to donate. Then, initiate the stock wire transfer electronically or by mail with your brokerage firm or bank. Our brokerage or banking information will be provided upon notification. Stock is valued by taking the average of the high and low prices on the date of the transfer. Please note: Your contact information and special instructions for your gift are not directly forwarded by your bank. Notifying us in advance of your intent to donate allows us to thank you for your generous support and direct your gift appropriately. For any questions, please email
  • Matching Gifts
    Many companies offer corporate matching for their employee's charitable contributions - allowing the impact of your gift to double or even triple. To find out if your employer matches gifts, contact your HR department for more information. EMERGE will support you through this process. Please contact Neil Kang at with questions.
  • Donor Advised Funds
    If you would like to make a gift to EMERGE from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF), please contact Janicca Stephens at or (832) 680-1359. Please be advised that no goods and/or services may be received in exchange for grants made from a DAF.
  • Sponsor an Event
    Funds raised at EMERGE’s annual Build the Village Luncheon and annual Sporting Clays Tournament enable EMERGE to support over 3,000 high school and college students in their pursuit of a college education. For sponsorship information, please contact Amanda Bissett at
  • Host a Third-Party Fundraiser (Virtual or In-Person)
    Spread the word and support EMERGE’s mission by hosting informational house party/fundraiser for friends, family, and colleagues or by making EMERGE the beneficiary of a third-party event. For more information and help organizing, please contact Amanda Bissett at
Partner With Us

For general questions or to learn more about our Corporate Partnership opportunities, please contact Vice President of Development Janicca Stephens at

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