Crisis Fund

The IMPACT of your gift:

Technology Upgrades for one Classroom

Fund the retrofitting of one classroom (out of 40) with the technology to allow in-person and virtual students to collaborate in class.
Give $5,400

Renovations and Cleaning Protocol in the Dorms

Partitions have been added to encourage social distancing. We’ve also increased the frequency of cleaning by custodial staff with daily deep cleaning in all restrooms and common areas. With 182 rooms, these renovations and protocol changes have cost $2,740 for 10 rooms. 
Give $2,740

Staffing a Second Health Center

Emma Willard created a second campus health center staffed by additional nurses. Support the health center, and the additional PPE, plexiglass barriers, and medical equipment and tests needed to keep all community members safe and well. 
Give $1,000

Additional Financial Aid for Families in Need

Due to unforeseen financial hardships faced by Emma Willard School families, demand for financial aid has increased. The average requested increase in aid was $20,000. Support one week of increased financial aid for a student and her family with a donation of $679.
Give $679

Support the Crisis Fund Now

About the Crisis Fund

The 2020-21 school year, and perhaps every year that follows, will be different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Special preparations and profound changes in traditional practices have been implemented for the protection of all of our students, faculty, and staff.

To ensure Emma Willard School is equipped to safely maintain in-person classes and offer virtual instruction, we need your support. All funds raised will help offset a deficit of more than $3 million incurred this year.

Please visit our Response to COVID webpage for information on how we have prepared for this unprecedented year.

Make a gift today. Whether it’s a gift to support the COVID-compelled tech upgrades for our classrooms, or our second health center, or to cover the cost of new socially-distanced desks – EVERY GIFT COUNTS.

Our top priority is keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe and well as we continue to deliver a transformational education. Thank you for supporting our remarkable and resilient Emma Willard community at this time and always.

Ways to Give

List of 8 items.

  • Give Online

    Visit our secure giving page and pay with a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express card.
  • PayPal

    Visit our link to donate via PayPal.
  • Recurring Gifts

    Recurring giving is an easy, automatic way to support Emma Willard School. Spreading your support throughout the year is a convenient way to include your donations into your personal budget. Monthly giving is the most cost-efficient way to deliver your support.
  • Send a Check

    Make your check payable to "Emma Willard School" and mail to:
    Emma Willard School
    285 Pawling Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Call us with a Credit Card

    Contact the Advancement Office at 866-833-1814 to make a gift by credit card.
  • Make a Gift of Stock

    Transfer instructions
    Wells Fargo Advisors
    Account Name: Emma Willard School
    EWS Account #: 3081-5956
    DTC #: 0141
    Broker: Thomas Clune, Financial Advisor
    Wells Fargo Advisors
    37 Henry Street
    Suite 201
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Fax: 518-581-5055

    For tax purposes, the tax ID for Emma Willard School is 14-1338390.  

    When transferring stock, the broker should include both their name and the donor's name so that the donor can be properly credited for the gift.

    If you intend on making a gift of stock, please notify Kate Jankowski (518-833-1789) in the Advancement Office.
  • Make a Wire Transfer

    The Emma Willard School contact for a wire transfer gift is Kate Jankowski (518-833-1789) in the Advancement Office.

    For tax purposes, the tax ID for Emma Willard School is 14-1338390.  
  • Flywire Payment

    Please use this link.

Contact us any time

For information on multi-year pledge commitments, major gift opportunities, or questions about this fund, please contact Danna O’Connell at 518.833.1782 or email
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
PLEASE NOTE: Our campus is currently CLOSED to the public. See our COVID-19 Response page for details.

Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding high school for girls in Troy, NY, and a leader in girls' education for over 200 years.