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Our Donors

Our accomplishments would not be possible without the tremendous support of our corporate, community, and individual donors. It is through the help and generosity of our donors that we are able to continue to serve the children and families who need us most.

Community investment in Emerge ensures we can continue to expand our impact and meet the growing needs of families – not only for those in our care, but also for generations to come. 

Here is a message from some of our donors about why they give to Emerge…

“We give to Emerge because the Bloom program allowed our son to bloom into the kid he is today. 

Deuce was only two years old when he was diagnosed with autism and, at that time, we were heartbroken. We thought the vision, plans and life we had imagined for our child would no longer exist. With help from Emerge and all of their staff, we know our son can have the life he deserves.

Deuce is verbal, sociable and taking on the world! He has the best personality and is loved by everyone he meets. He just completed kindergarten, and now we have a reader, a speller and a little mathematician on our hands. 

We couldn’t be prouder. Thank you, Emerge, for all that you do to help these kiddos to grow into the best version of themselves!”

Shaynna Hayes, Deuce’s Mom

“Faulk & Winkler is proud to stand behind Emerge, an incredible organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of kids and families affected by autism. 

Our partnership is driven by the belief that every child deserves a chance to thrive and reach their full potential. 

By supporting Emerge’s initiatives, we’re contributing to a brighter future for these remarkable kids and their families.”

Lloyd JohnsonPartner at Faulk & Winkler

“I have been actively involved in supporting Emerge for many years. The services and support Emerge provides to families of children with autism from across South Louisiana are unparalleled.

Emerge provides certainty and hope to families by delivering the best therapy services possible, from staff who greet each child with a smile and a hug every morning. I have seen it first-hand and cannot think of a better organization to support with my time and resources than Emerge.”

Beverly HaydelEmerge Donor and Board Member

“Autism affects one in 44 children. In September 2012, our son Philip became a number in this statistic. After being turned away by his preschool, Emerge took us in and assured us they would be able to help us and Philip. Philip received countless hours of speech therapy, occupational therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis over the course of four years at Emerge. He completed their Bloom preschool and Kindergarten program. Today, Philip has successfully finished first grade and will be entering second grade in the fall of 2018.  He has earned all A’s and B’s, has made numerous friends and was awarded the Christian Life award for his class! We support Emerge as donors because we have witnessed first hand the importance of early intervention services and the impact it has had on our family.

The Saltaformaggio Family, Emerge Donors since 2014

Our Donors

You may view a complete list of our 2023 donors here.

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