Giving Opportunities


Annual Gifts

Each year, Emmanuel strives to raise unrestricted funds which can be put to use for the highest priorities of the College. Contributions to our annual giving program benefit student financial aid, technology improvements, excellent faculty and many other college needs, both academic and co-curricular. Annual gifts are generally expended during the year in which they are received. Annual gifts to Emmanuel College play an important role in supporting the operating budget, every year.

Every annual gift counts. You may be able to effortlessly increase your support through your employer's matching gift program. Check to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Young alumni participation matters. More than 20 percent of Emmanuel’s alumni graduated in the last 10 years. It is crucial that young alumni give a gift of any size each year. The loyalty of young alumni will play a key role in guaranteeing that Emmanuel remains strong.


Major Gifts

Major gifts are those that make a significant and positive impact on Emmanuel College now, or a gift with the potential to do so in the future. Major donors are long-term, cumulative givers. A major gift to the College is of a different magnitude from our usual range of gifts and has the potential to have a significant impact.

Major gifts are part of our annual, endowment and capital campaigns. We raise major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.


Planned Gifts

Planned giving, sometimes referred to as gift planning, is a way of supporting Emmanuel College that enables philanthropic individuals or donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. Some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others can use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for the College and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor's estate.

A planned gift is any major gift, made during your lifetime or at death, as part of an overall financial and/or estate plan.

Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both you and the College.

For specific questions on planned gifts or gift planning in general, contact Sr. Anne Donovan, SND, Vice President of Finance/Treasurer, at