Endowments: Gifts that keep giving long term


Endowment gifts provide annual support AND grow with inflation.  Currently, Eastern Mennonite School has 107 endowed funds. Many are established in memory of a person, family or preferred program. Currently, the minimum amount required to establish a named endowment is $10,000. Gifts of any size may be contributed to an already established endowed fund.

Each graduating class has a financial aid endowment in their honor.  Alumni are encouraged to give to their class endowment.

Income from investment of endowed funds sustains school programs in these four categories:

  • Facility and grounds -- provides ongoing maintenance and repairs to selected areas of the school;
  • Program -- enhances designated academic or services areas of the school; 
  • Financial aid -- makes the EMS experience available for those from varied economic backgrounds;  
  • General -- provides funds to be used where needed most as discerned by the board of directors. 

If you are interested in more information about establishing an endowment or contributing to an existing endowment, please contact Paul Leaman, Head of School, at (540) 236-6002.