When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support. It is a gift of lasting impact, providing ongoing opportunity at the university.
Invested for the long term, an endowment generates annual interest income which is used to support the donor’s preferred initiative – a student award, a research or teaching chair, a professorship, or other priorities. The endowment provides the university with a reliable foundation of support, ensuring for the donor that the impact of their giving will be sustained.
An endowment fund is established when a donor(s) makes a contribution of $25,000 or more. Donors may make a gift of any size to strengthen an existing endowment fund that reflects their interests.