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Hundreds of children and families walk through our doors each month, and we work tirelessly to help them emerge from their challenges to reach their greatest potential. Support from our donors allows us to enhance our ability to serve more children and develop new programs that reflect the needs of our clientele. Every dollar counts and your contribution will make a difference in the lives of children and adults who benefit from our care.

Butterfly Wall at Emerge

Ways to Give

Your gift makes a significant impact by allowing us to distribute funds to the areas with greatest need. Click here to make a one time gift.

If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to The Emerge Foundation and send to:

7784 Innovation Park Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Learn all about how small, monthly gifts make a big impact and how you can become a Friend of Emerge here!

Purchasing a butterfly is a thoughtful way to support our mission and leave your mark on Emerge for years to come. These hand-painted butterflies are available for purchase in three different sizes and donation levels. You can choose to name your butterfly in honor or memory of a loved one, your former therapist, or have your own name or family’s name listed! All proceeds will support our daily operations. View sizing and prices here.

Click here to purchase.

As a leadership donor, you provide sustainable funding to support us into the future. By joining our Giving Societies, you play a significant role in strengthening our operations and enabling the launch of new programs and services.

There are several giving levels available starting at $1,000 a year for three years or more.  Click the links below to learn more.

Giving Society Pledge Form

Giving Society Benefits

Current Giving Society Members

For more information, contact Ashley McDermott, Director of Annual Giving, at, or 225-663-6914.

Our community’s investment in Emerge ensures we can continue to expand our impact and meet the growing needs of the children and families we serve. Throughout the year, we partner with companies to support our fundraising efforts. For more information, click here.

Throughout the month of September 2023, Emerge will host Project Puzzle, a community-wide campaign that will offer supporters the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win exciting prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for $25 each.

Our goal is to raise funds to support the life-changing therapies and education provided to children with autism at The Emerge Center and The Emerge School. 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Ashley McDermott at or click here for more information. 

Emerge will host a dedicated day of giving on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, also known as Giving Tuesday. To become a sponsor please contact Ashley McDermott at or click here for more information. 

 If you’d like to raise money for our mission, please contact Ashley McDermott at, who is our Director of Annual Giving! We’d love to discuss other creative options during this time.

There are many ways that individuals, groups, and companies can support Emerge, including hosting a fundraising event and naming Emerge as the beneficiary. This can be as simple as a bake sale, to as imaginative as a bowling tournament!

Your planned gift to The Emerge Foundation will leave a legacy for the children and families we serve for years to come. To learn more about planned giving, contact Ashley McDermott, Director of Annual Giving, at, or 225-663-6914.

We have a number of annual volunteer opportunities. To view a list, please click here

To become an Emerge volunteer, contact Caitlynn Coco at 

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