Emmanuel Fund

Every student benefits when you give.

Make a GiftSince Emmanuel College opened its doors in 1919, students have been our first priority. We aim to provide a transformative educational experience, and financial flexibility is essential for us to remain affordable and competitive in a constantly changing landscape.

Annual gifts to the Emmanuel Fund make up some of our most reliable funding for financial aid, academics, athletics and other enriching student life experiences. The support from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends has a powerful impact on the education we provide and is evident in the accomplishments of our students, not only in their own personal successes but also in their contributions to the world around them.


Why is the Emmanuel Fund important?

Every year, gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends support everything from lighting the field for an athletics game to providing updated equipment for a science lab. Gifts to the Emmanuel Fund allow the College to extend financial aid to every student who needs it, strengthen academic and co-curricular programs, update facilities and enhance the campus life experience to ensure all students get the best educational experience possible.

The Emmanuel Fund


Why are YOU important to the Emmanuel Fund?

Every gift, regardless of amount, enhances the student experience and increases the value of an Emmanuel degree. Alumni participation in annual giving is a strong measure of pride, and having a high percentage of alumni donors elevates Emmanuel's reputation in national rankings. Foundations and organizations also look to alumni support to gauge confidence in our mission, and your gifts help to secure grants and funding from external sources.


Why give each year?

Tuition doesn't fully cover the cost of an Emmanuel education. Gifts to the Emmanuel Fund are a critical part of our operating budget and allow the College to bridge the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of educating students each year. Supporting extraordinary students takes extraordinary resources, and our donors continue to make it possible. While the amount or designation may change from year to year, your annual commitment to the Emmanuel Fund helps provide a sustainable base of support.


What You Support

Emmanuel Fund donors have the choice to designate their gift to support one of these aspects of an Emmanuel education:

Academic Excellence

Innovative instructional methods, high-tech facilities, internships and career preparation, study abroad experiences and undergraduate research opportunities supplement challenging coursework, preparing students for a fulfilling life post-graduation, not just a job after college. Learn more »


While engaging in competition all over New England, Saints student-athletes learn the value of discipline, teamwork and leadership, and the entire Emmanuel community benefits from the blue and gold spirit the teams bring to campus.
Learn more »

The College's Highest Priority

Supporting the Emmanuel Fund is the most direct way to make a positive and meaningful impact. Unrestricted donations are put to use immediately to fund scholarships, upgrade residence halls, classrooms and laboratories, strengthen academic programs and invest in faculty and staff excellence. Learn more »

Financial Aid

Each year, the College awards financial aid to hundreds of deserving undergraduates. This assistance makes it possible for all students to obtain an Emmanuel education and make the most of their college experience, focusing on academics and co-curricular life and graduating in a position that allows for the pursuit of a rewarding career. Learn more »

Mission + Ministry

Through community service opportunities, retreats, education around social justice issues, music ministry and more, spiritual life on Emmanuel's campus provides students the chance to explore and reflect on their place on campus and their role in the community in which they live and learn. Learn more »

Student Life

Emmanuel offers a dynamic student life experience. It is our diversity of interests that brings us together in a vibrant community, and through dozens of clubs and organizations, student form close friendships with classmates who encompass a range of cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. Learn more »


Your gift can make a difference.

Thank you for supporting Emmanuel College. To make a gift, click here. For more information, contact Julie Palmedo, Director of the Emmanuel Fund at palmedoj@emmanuel.edu or (617) 732-1662.