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The Emerson Waldorf School is fortunate to have generous parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends. From the beginning, our history has been full of giving. Our school was started by a group of parents and teachers who donated and loaned their money to rent space and then buy land to build our school. Since then, the tradition of giving has continued, as parents donated both time and resources to build the West Wing, the High School, the Nursery, the Hinoki Theater, our school Farm, Athletic Fields, and, most recently, an addition to the Administrative building.

With the ongoing support of our generous donors, Emerson Waldorf School can continue to grow and thrive. We are grateful for you!


Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), also known as IRA Charitable Rollovers, are the savviest way for individuals age 70½ or older to use their IRAs to maximize their charitable impact.

Whether you want to make a QCD gift to Emerson Waldorf School today, request a tax acknowledgment letter for a gift already made, or just learn more about QCDs, you can find resources for each below.

When you gift stocks and other securities directly to a charity, you make an outsized impact without taking money directly out of your bank account. Plus, neither you nor the charity will be taxed on the gains for appreciated assets you donate.

Meet your giving goals, enjoy potential tax benefits, and contribute to the change you want to see. That’s a triple-win!

Click through to provide details about your intended grant to Emerson Waldorf School from your Donor-Advised Fund. This information makes it easier to locate your gift when it arrives, thank you for your support, and ensure your gift goes to the right place.

Donating cryptocurrency is safe, easy, and tax-efficient!

Give in honor of a special faculty or staff member.

We'll send them a note telling them about your gift!

Give in memory of a loved one. We'll include a tribute in our annual Gratitude Report.

Other Ways to Give

Shop at Weaver Street Market

Before you check out, ask the cashier to purchase a gift card and assign it to Emerson Waldorf School (#108). EWS earns 5%!

Visit Harris Teeter

Link your VIC card to Emerson by entering school code 2513. All VIC cards need to be relinked annually on or after August 1.

Shop Through iGive

Get a free account so Emerson Waldorf School can earn money every time you shop online. There are more than 2,400 socially-responsible stores making donations.

Label Their Stuff

Order labels for clothing, lunch containers, and school supplies through Oliver’s Labels and the school will receive a donation.

Clip or Scan Box Tops

Download the Box Tops for Education app, then scan your receipt within 14 days and EWS will receive $0.10 per product. You can also drop off paper box tops at the main office.

Office Depot/OfficeMax

Make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide ID 70060552 at checkout (in-store & online) and Emerson receives 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!

Donate a Vehicle

Schedule a free pick up from anywhere in the US (and some areas of Canada) for your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer, or airplane.


Download the RaiseRight (Scrip) app and register with Emerson's unique enrollment code 5LCAC2187165 to get gift cards from 250+ brands delivered right to your home, or delivered to friends and family.

Have another idea? Need Help?
Contact Deb at or 919-967-1858 x117.

The EWS Tax ID # is 56-1379068.  The Emerson Waldorf School is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.