Human Resources

Global Citizen Charitable Giving Program

The purpose of the Emerson Global Citizen Charitable Giving Program is to spotlight and encourage participation in ways that you can positively impact Emerson, your local community and the global community through charitable giving.

The program features the following charitable organizations:

The Emerson College Annual Fund

Faculty, staff and alumni may elect to make contributions to the Emerson College Annual Fund to support the ongoing work of the college. The Emerson College Annual Fund is an unrestricted fund designed to raise money for Emerson’s area of greatest need. The purpose of the Annual Fund is to encourage alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff to support Emerson College annually. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide vital support for academic programs, scholarships, and other financial aid for current students.

  • Why should I give?

Your gift enables Emerson to maintain its status as a leader in education for communications and the arts and to enroll talented students who could not otherwise afford an Emerson education. Your support also helps to increase diversity on campus, retain world-class faculty, fund special student opportunities, and maintain superb resources. When staff, faculty or alumni give, it shows their confidence in and commitment to what Emerson is all about!

  • Can I direct my gift to a specific area?

Yes! Where your gift goes is entirely up to you. Give to support the organization or department that means the most to you. You can also choose to direct your gift to the Emerson College Annual Fund to support the things the college needs the most.

  • What if I can only give a small amount?

The most important thing to remember is: EVERY GIFT HAS AN IMPACT! Any gift, no matter the size, makes a difference to the lives of Emerson students. And think, a lot of small gifts add up to a big number! And, if you are an alumnus or alumna of the College, your support helps to increase Emerson’s alumni participation rate, which influences Emerson’s national ranking.

  • How can I make a gift?

The easiest and most secure way is to give online at You may also mail your constitution to:

Emerson College Annual Fund
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

If you would like to make a gift of stock or plan to include Emerson in your will, please call us at 617-824-8542.

  • When Should I give?

Emerson’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30 each year. If you make a pledge through a mailing or the phonathon you will receive reminder notices. Many donors choose to give before the end of the calendar year to take advantage of IRS tax benefits. 

United Way and Community Works

These local programs provide opportunities to support numerous programs across the region based on the many programs that support health and wellness programs, hunger, literacy programs, AIDS prevention, homeless shelters, and social justice programs. Representatives from Community Works and United Way will be at the benefits fair to answer your questions. You may participate in these programs through a one time or recurring gift by payroll deduction. Program information is available at and

Information on how to pledge to United Way and/or Community Works through Emerson online is available at

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