Student Visionaries of the Year Houston

Emma Schoppa | Team Making Bank

Emma's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 17, 2023

Today, more than a million Americans are fighting a daily battle with blood cancers, and every 3 minutes, another person unwillingly joins the fight. I have been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the battle and help those living with blood cancers. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has nominated me as a candidate in their 2023 Houston Student Visionaries of the Year fundraising campaign, and I could not be more excited to make a difference in the lives of patients across the country.

After experiencing the impact of being a team member last year, I decided I wanted to lead my own team in this year's campaign. This opportunity means a lot to me and touches near and dear to my heart. My dad was diagnosed with Lymphoma back in 2014. I was seven at the time and my younger brother, Adam, was only four years old. My brother and I didn't really understand the meaning of his diagnosis, but we did know that he needed our love and support more than ever. Since the doctors caught it early, my dad only had to go through one surgery and received multiple rounds of radiation treatments. My family and I are very grateful for the treatments, the doctors, the hospital, and his full recovery which makes us want to help and support others. My cheer coach's son was diagnosed with Leukemia and fought hard, but Charlie lost his battle almost two years ago at the young age of five years old. As I watched the overwhelming support and kindness surround the family, I instantly knew I wanted to make an impact and help those who are dealing with something as terrible as cancer.

I have assembled Team Making Bank to help me raise funds. I am proud to lead my campaign team and work towards our goal to raise $150,000 starting Thursday, January 12th, until Saturday, March 4th.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest donor to blood cancer research in the nation. They have invested over $1.5 billion in research and are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine. These revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers. While there has been phenomenal progress, there is still so much more to be done. Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in children and young adults.

My campaign provides an opportunity to support the critical work of LLS in combating these diseases. I am honoring those who have battled blood cancers and raising money that will go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find a cure and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Along with my team, I will work to increase awareness about the impact of blood cancers and the cutting-edge treatments that are currently being researched, as well as inspire others to join the fight to find a cure. I cannot do this alone. I need your help!

Help be part of the cure and help my team succeed in the 2023 LLS Students Visionaries of the Year campaign. For more information, please contact me through my email at or by phone at 713-205-8270. For more information about LLS and Student Visionaries of the Year, please visit


I really appreciate your consideration and support!



Emma's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jul 19, 2022

Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.


I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.


This year, I’m proud to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.


As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!


Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!


For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Lindsey Karkowsky

    EMMA! I am so proud of you for carrying on Team Making Bank! You will do AMAZING queen!

  • Ann Adamson

    So proud of the work you are doing Emma!

  • Len Wright

    Proud of you Emma!

  • Friend of the family

    We appreciate your dedication.

  • Jan Mendenhall

    Best of luck to Emma in this worthwhile endeavor!

  • Miriam McAuliffe

    My grandfather passed away from a long battle with Leukemia so I am happy to help in any way I can! Thank you for thinking to include me in your fundraiser and I wish you luck!

  • Lisa Hoover

    Pleased to support. My sister was diagnosed with leukemia while she was pregnant. Unfortunately, the baby did not make it, but they called him, Elijah , which translates into a messanger from God, because if it weren’t for the pregnancy, they were not have found out as early as they did. She too, was lucky like Emma’s dad was

  • Eric S. Powitzky, MD

    Give it a great effort Emma. Do good and be happy you are so blessed! I have been so fortunate to work with both of your parents for years. I respect them both so much and feel lucky to know them. Dr. P

  • Salvador Diaz

    Proud of you Emma for dedicating time and effort to this very worthwhile cause.

  • Frederick Rhodes

    Good luck with the fundraiser!

  • Andrea Lewis

    Emma, I admire your philanthropy spirit! Keep up the good work!

  • Steven Schwartz/Synergy Wealth Partners

    Team Making Bank

  • Cherie Schoppa

    You have such a beautiful heart and we are so very proud of you! Love you to the moon and back!❤️ Now let’s do this! GO TEAM MAKING BANK!!🎉

  • Reagan Champagne

    Happy to help.

  • Amy Pinkerton

    So proud of you Emma

  • Matt Maloney

    Go Emma!

  • Amalia Alvarez


  • Kristi Gravois & Family

    Great job, Emma! I hope your donations are as big as your heart ??

  • Arun Moorjani

    Good luck Emma!

  • David Green


  • Alison Vasquez

    Thank you, Emma, for your commitment finding a cure! Bravo!!!

  • Stacy Cutchall

    Thanks for helping this great cause Emma !

  • Your EHS, Duchesne & St. Agnes Friends

    Emma- We admire what you are doing and give you this donation in lieu of a birthday gift. Happy Birthday from all of your girlfriends!

  • Anonymous

    I will continue to pray for you and your family. Hope this donation makes a difference Cecile

  • Frank Burns

    Great Work Emma!

  • Lembcke Family

    Go Emma! Great job for a great cause.

  • Sam Ferris, MD

    Great work. Good luck!

  • Sean Sipko

    Fantastic job Emma!! Thank you for taking the time to lead this effort!!

  • Hillary Houle

    You ARE making a difference!

  • Cassie Bonvillain

    Stay positive and always keep fighting with God by your side🙏🏼??💪🏻

  • Ginnie McConn

    Good luck Emma!

  • Mexcor International Valentina Morales

    Happy to support you Emma and this amazing cause!

  • Sara Stein

    So proud of your passion and drive. Your commitment to this necessary foundation will certainly have an impact.

  • Jennifer McLennan

    Good luck with fund raising campaign Emma.

  • Tara and Sean Muller

    Emma, Your leadership during this fundraising campaign has been top notch! Best, Tara and Sean Muller

  • The Starlings

    Happy Birthday Cherie!!! 😘❤️😘

  • Worldwide Spirit Ass/Nicole Ayo DeMoss

    Good Luck Emma Shopa

  • Debbie and Steve Sukin

    We love your family and proud of your fundraising efforts to make a difference.

  • Glenn Martin

    Best wishes Mimi and Glenn

  • Amy Mauritz

    Best of luck Emma!

  • Marty Watson

    Your dad is an inspiration to me and appreciate what your are doing !

  • Tiffany Ann Jolley

    Good luck Emma! I hope you reach and pass your goal.

  • Linda Halla

    Emma I admire your desire to make a difference in the cure for this dreadful disease in this way. Thank you! It's my pleasure to help you reach your goal.

  • Brad Green

    Great organization . . . I hope you reach your goal!

  • Leslie Johnson

    Faith in God and good friends can create miracles! We are so thankful to God, Dr Schoppa and Dr Aldave. Many Blessings and Faith for all.

  • Dr. Catherine Powell

    Good Luck Emma! Great job!

  • Catherine Kaldis

    Great work Emma.

  • Sherif Zaafran

    Thank you for all the work that you do for this Emma.

  • Cram Crew

    Emma is an exceptional student; it has been a joy to work with her and be a part of her senior year journey; we wish her the best in the fall and are truly honored to support her this way!

  • David Blaylock

    Both my parents died way to early from Cancer so I am truly hopeful my contribution helps! Keep up the great work!

  • Sovany Family/Sovany Law Firm

    Good luck!

  • Emily Saab

    Thank you, Emma, for your dedication towards this important cause!

  • Cristina Fernandez

    Thank you for your efforts!

  • Hazel and Malcolm Johnson

    Emma, you are an inspiration! Your father has been there for my family. Bless you and your family. The Johnson

  • Prasad D Gadiraju

    Nice to see the kids making volunteerism and charity giving as part of their life.

  • Rakesh Narayan

    Keep up the great effort!

  • Yvette Weeks

    So amazed all your doing !

  • George Parker

    Great cause Emma! We are happy to help support.

  • Misty Bennett

    Congratulations for all your hard work Emma! Love, the Bennetts

  • Mark McMasters

    Strong work!

  • Thommen Family

    We’re proud of you Emma!

  • scott holliday

    Emma, Thank you for being such a young and thoughtful leader.

  • Francisco Pasdar

    Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give

  • Stephanie Reed

    So proud of all you are doing! Happy to help this amazing cause! ??

  • Burke T Bradley, MD

    Good luck and well done, Emma Schoppa! You are making the world a better place with your drive, your vision, and your passion. Much love and support to all the patients and families your work benefits, Amy and Burke Bradley

  • Overdressed, LLC, Cassie Neumann

    Proud of the work that you are doing to make the world a better place! Bravo!

  • Melanie Green

    Happy to support you and donate to this cause!

  • Andrea Vessels

    Good luck!!

  • Ronald Gros

    Great cause, Good luck Emma

  • Diane Freeman

    This is a very worthy cause and I’m happy to support you in this!

  • Alicia & Juan Hartsfield

    Good luck Emma! You are amazing for doing this. xoxo - The Hartsfields

  • Lady Loving

    Keep up the great work Emma!

  • Shepherd Gregg

    Way to go Emma! Love you, Shepherd

  • Patricia Bourlon

    Great effort Emma!! Keep going- you’re gonna reach your goal!!💖

  • Mark Broussard & Family

    Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause!

  • Timothy Freeman

    Good luck!

  • Lesli Rowell

    You are amazing, Emma! Lesli Rowell

  • Ashley Valure

    Cancer SUCKS!

  • Cricket DeWalch

    Cancer SUCKS! So proud that you are helping to support such a great organization at such a young age!

  • Margo Chauvin

    Proud of you Emma and good luck!!!

  • The Bolton Family

    So proud of you, Emma!

  • Chau Neason

    So proud of you Emma!

  • Bob Merril

    Great job, Emma! Glad to help :)

  • Catherine Day

    Emma Schoppa

  • Tammy Wolf

    It’s always an honor to be part of an organization that helps others. Improving the lives and wellbeing of those we love and also those afflicted.

  • Matt & Holly Veech

    Keep up the great work, Emma!

  • Tanja


  • Mary Ellen Firat

    Thank you, sweet Emma Schoppa!!!!💙💙💙💙

  • Doug Morgan

    Good luck Emma. Thanks for doing this!

  • Marlene Casares

    Good luck Emma !!!

  • Brian Regan

    This is a great thing you’re doing Emma. Your dad has been a wonderful friend and partner to me for many years. Keep surrounding yourself with outstanding people — your relationships are the most important investments you’ll make in your life.

  • George and Michelle Foteh

    Emma, We are so proud of you and the Team Making Bank! This is such a great cause! We love you sweet girl! Love, George and Michelle Foteh

  • Sean & Leah Lewis

    Congrats on making a differences and helping the world be a better place !

  • Tad Herz

    God is Good!

  • Toshla Guthrie

    Emma—you inspire me every day! I’m so proud of your efforts to help fight cancer!!

  • Vanessa Labarthe

    From Eugenio and Vanessa Labarthe

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.