Emerge Foundation Update: November 2020

Support In Action

Battle Against Autism

The 11th annual Battle Against Autism Golf Tournament took place on October 5th. Despite the challenges 2020 has brought, BAA supporters stepped up and helped us raise over $100,500!

This would not be possible without the immense support from our donors, sponsors and every single volunteer. We are so grateful for the support of Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln for the past 11 years. Thank you for another amazing year of BAA! 

Days of Giving Corporate Partners

We would like to extend a special thanks to our Corporate Partners who are helping to promote our year-end fundraising campaign by sponsoring specific days during the month of December. We appreciate partnering with them to advance our mission. Stay tuned for more information about these dedicated community partners!

Emerge News


225 GIVES is coming up on December 1! This special day encourages people in the Greater Baton Rouge area to support nonprofit organizations who dedicate their time and efforts to improving our community. It takes place the same day as Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving. 

We are excited to be part of this new, regionwide movement to stimulate giving in the Capital Area and in turn, build a thriving community for all. Stay tuned

Family Perspective

“When you find out that your child has autism, you begin to ask yourself ‘what have I done?’ But what I did was create a unique, totally interesting, and sometimes mysterious little boy named Jace.

It was a life-changing experience when he started at Emerge around the age of three. There was a lot to learn, but as a family we got it done. I attended monthly parent trainings at Emerge that helped me learn how to care for a child with autism and his therapists provided me with continuous support and encouragement that helped Jace be the person he is today.

Jace is a very smart child. He’s currently in the magnet program within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. He advocates for autism, enjoys his Monster Jam Trucks, and loves to travel.

Yes, he may be different to some, but he is not less. He is a totally awesome little boy who happens to have autism. His fight is my fight.”

-Takisha S. Ross