Funding for a better future.
Emily’s Dash Foundation’s fundraising efforts are centered around education regarding bacterial meningitis, vaccines, and funding research, as well as providing scholarships to area students. Join us in our ongoing efforts to not only bring awareness to, but eradicate, this deadly disease. Donations can be made online or by mailing in a check.
For additional information regarding donations, please contact us.
Emily’s Dash Foundation is a part of two different Community Foundations. Please choose one of the options below to make an online gift.
Chester County Community Foundation
Make an online donation via the CCCF website.
Online donations can be made to either:
Emily Koenig Meningitis Fund
Emily Koenig Scholarship Fund
Donations can only be made to one fund at a time.
Check donations can be made payable to either foundation:
Emily’s Dash Foundation c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
P.O. Box 826728
Philadelphia, PA 19182-6728
Be sure to put the name of the fund you are donating to in the Memo line.
Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030
The World Health Organization’s roadmap is working towards three main goals: elimination of bacterial meningitis epidemics; reduction of cases of vaccine-preventable bacterial meningitis by 50% and deaths by 70%; reduction of disability and improvement of quality of life after meningitis due to any cause.
Brandywine YMCA GymCats Program
To honor Emily’s involvement in the Brandywine Y’s GymCats program, a donation was made to help with renovations and expansion at the Gymnastics facilities to enhance opportunities for future GymCats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does my donation go?
Donations to-date have gone to the following organizations for meningitis efforts, anti-bullying, and scholarships:
- Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (COMO)
- National Institute of Health (NIH)
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
- Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunizations (GAVI)
- National Meningitis Association (NMA)
- Meningitis Angels
- The Tallest Leprechaun
- Villa Maria Academy
Future efforts include:
- WHO’s “Defeating Meningitis by 2030” project
- Support early detection research and methods
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, donations made to either of the above Community Foundations are tax deductible.