The Elisabeth Morrow School's shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.

Endowment Funds

Endowment funds add to the long-term financial strength of The Elisabeth Morrow School. These funds are perpetual. While the principal remains intact and growing, a portion of the yearly income is used to support the operating fund or an area designated by the donor. A named endowment fund may be established with a minimum gift of $100,000. The expansion of the Endowment is a School priority.

Character Education Endowment

This endowment provides for ongoing professional development as well as presentations in the area of character education. The integration of character education throughout our curriculum builds on the 4 C’s and strengthens our focus on building integrity in our community.

The Endowment for Faculty Compensation

This endowment for faculty compensation increases our ability to attract and retain highly qualified, dynamic teachers – the School's single biggest challenge. Experienced, well-trained teachers are at the heart of EMS.

The General Endowment Fund

This unrestricted fund allows EMS to be prepared to meet unexpected needs and innovative initiatives for learning as they arise. That flexibility is inherent to the financial well-being of the School.

Special Learning Services Endowment

This endowment provides resources to enhance the role of Special Learning Services and resource teachers at EMS.

Named Funds:

The Molly Anderson Fund – provides financial aid for children of faculty

The Ed and Nancy Barr Fund - recognizes excellence in teaching

Darryl Anne Burnham Memorial Fund – provides financial aid to qualified students

The Giselle Canizares Memorial Fund – provides financial aid to qualified students

The Richard A. Davies Teaching Endowment provides for faculty development

The Gloria Dunn Endowment Fund - provides for tuition assistance

Graham-Johnson Endowment Fund provides for faculty compensation

The Mary Hawkins Fund - provides financial aid for children of faculty

Jean Milliren Memorial Fund – supports the Morrow House math program

Stephen P. Jones Endowment – supports faculty and staff compensation

George Penny Endowment – provides financial aid for children of faculty

Lee Starr Technology Education Endowment – provides resources for cutting-edge hardware, software and web-based programs – the tools and training for the 21st Century