Annual Giving

Gifts to the Emory & Henry Fund and its Family of Funds are unrestricted and provide general support for the College.

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Emory & Henry Fund

The Emory & Henry Fund (the annual fund) is important to the vitality and strength of the College as unrestricted gifts empower the institution to focus resources where they are needed most.

The Family of Funds

With the Family of Funds, contributors now have the opportunity to support one of six areas meaningful to them. Providing more giving options and new, broader choices enables you to direct your charitable support to an area most meaningful to you.

Areas of Greatest Need & Opportunity

Donations will be directed to the College’s most pressing, urgent needs and promising opportunities as defined by the President.

Academic Core:

Contributions support the five academic divisions of E&H (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts and Education) as well as the International Education Program and faculty development and research.

Academic Support:

Gifts encompass direct support for areas such as the Frederick Thrasher Kelly Library, the Paul Adrian Powell III Resource Center and educational technology improvements and upgrades to ensure student success.

Student Life:

Support underwrites the student government program and other important student-led organizations and clubs, student publications, community service organizations, security, the College’s Outdoor Program, intramural athletics and more.

Access & Affordability:

Gifts benefit the general scholarship fund which provides financial support to students qualifying for scholarships and work-study assistance to supplement tuition and fees.


Contributions provide support for college projects that promote energy efficiency and the ethical stewardship of campus resources.

The College will reserve the option of reallocating funds among the designated areas in the unlikely case that contributions among those areas become severely unbalanced with just one or two gift options attracting the majority of the donations.

Parents Fund

There are many opportunities for families of an Emory & Henry student to make an impact on the educational experiences of their students—attending events, meeting favorite professors, advising prospective E&H families and more. Perhaps the biggest impact families can make is to lend their financial support to the Parents Fund where donations are used to enhance the student experience on campus. 

I-HEY (I Help Every Year)

As an NCAA Division II institution, Emory & Henry College offers athletics scholarships to student-athletes who excel both the classroom and in their sport. Private financial support is crucial for the operation of our robust athletics program.

Unrestricted donations to I-HEY are used for greatest need and the benefit of all student-athletes and the 24 varsity teams. Donors are also able to designate I-HEY contributions, should you desire your support to be directed to one of the specific teams.