Family Association

The Emerson Family Association helps connect families of students through events, activities, and fundraising designed to support Emerson in providing a quality education experience for all students.

Emerson provides a unique experience for our children with individualized instruction, small class sizes and a commitment to diversity and the arts.

The Emerson Family Association is proud to support both our students and faculty with commitments of time, attention, energy and skills.  For more information about the Emerson Family Association and how you can help, please contact:

Katalin Hetesy at

Emily Mazzella at

Debora Nyabeene Ngongang at

Annual Fund

The Emerson Annual fund helps close the gap between tuition payments and the actual costs of running the school.

Contributions to the Annual Fund are essential to the success of small, nonprofit independent schools.  Our goal of 100% participation is within reach – please support the Annual Fund today. Every donation will make a difference, and Emerson will continue to make a difference for students and families for years to come.

Show Emerson pride and support with purchases of Emerson gear, gifts, and school supplies from the EmersonPrep1852Store.






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You now can add Emerson Institute as your Preferred Charity!

Support the Emerson Annual Fund with 1% of every purchase you make




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AmazonSmile Program

Emerson will get .5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases as a donation.

  • Go to
  • Select “Get Started”
  • Type in Emerson Institute.  Click the “Yes” box for Emerson Institute.  Start Shopping!

Note: If you already have a Charity selected you can visit the “Change Your Charity” page in Your Account


Giant A+ Rewards Program

Emerson is now registered for the new school year to participate in the Giant A+ Rewards Program.

Note: IF you have a Giant Card but do not know your 12-digit Giant Card #, call the Giant Card Hotline 1-877-366-2668 and select option #1. They will assist you with your number and help you register your chosen school

IF you need a Giant Card, visit your local store and get one, then register your chosen school.

1852 Club

The Emerson Family Association is thrilled to support the past and present of our unique school through the 1852 Club, celebrating the year of our founding.  Family Association members are encouraged to support Emerson’s with a gift of $1852

Toyota Challenge Grant

Toyota of Southern Maryland has pledged a “challenge grant” of up to $5,000 in matching funds.  This means if you give $100 to Emerson, Toyota will match your gift dollar-for-dollar!  Effectively, doubling your impact.  So your $100 to Emerson is now $200. Give today to have your gift matched.

End of the Semester Luncheon

The Family Association welcomes you to bring entrées, sides, and drinks for a luncheon to celebrate the end of the semester in January.  This is a celebration of the end of Semester One and the Beginning of Semester Two.  If you’re unable to provide food or drinks, we welcome any and all hands to help set and clean up.

End of Year BBQ

In June we will be celebrating with an end-of-school Barbecue. We welcome any and all donations of entrees, sides, and drinks – as well as help setting and cleaning up.