ABOUT EMILY SILVERSTEIN
Emily Silverstein ’11 was a passionate and proud member of the Gettysburg College community. Though her time at Gettysburg was short, she has left an everlasting and inspiring impact. Emily’s advocacy for human rights and social justice touched many lives. At Gettysburg, Emily became a well-respected leader and organizer. She was co-president and lived in Peace House, whose mission was to create awareness of world peace issues. She helped to form a chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was involved in Amnesty International, Free the Children, and other social justice activities.
Emily was inspired to study Arabic and had planned to spend a semester studying abroad in Morocco. At the time of her passing, Emily had helped to organize Funk The War, an anti-war demonstration on campus and co-organized a week-long event called Tent City, to help bring awareness to the homelessness crisis.
Memorial gifts for Emily Silverstein will carry forward Emily’s dream for a more just and peaceful world. At Fall Honors Day each year, this funding will support the student recipient of the Silent Leader Award, which honors a student who embodies Emily’s devotion to enacting meaningful change through service. The recipient will be able to use the award to increase her learning or action for social justice
DONATE A MEMORIAL GIFT TO HONOR EMILY
Give a gift online. Select “Other Fund” and specify: CPS Special Gifts/Emily Silverstein. There is a space to note the name of the person whose memory is being honored with the gift.
To make a gift by check: Checks can be made out to Gettysburg College, with “CPS Special Gifts/Emily Silverstein” noted in the memo line. Mail to:
Office of Annual Giving
300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Make a gift by phone: Call 1-800-238-5528 to make a gift by credit card
All donations are tax-deductible.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT
- Nominations for the Silent Leader Award are accepted in late October each year. Nominate a student.
- To learn more about Emily, visit www.emilyfund.org
Silent Leader Award Recipients
Recipients used the award to increase learning and action for social justice.
2014: Erin O'Connor '15
2015: Samantha Lee '16
2016: Elizabeth Cooper '17
2017: Maihan Wali '18