Making a Gift to the Endowment
Endowed funds provide a constant source of income over time, which the Law School can depend on scholarships, general support and allow for long range planning. Unlike other gifts, which are expended for short-term needs, gifts for a endowment are invested and the principal is held in perpetuity. Endowed funds are typically dedicated to particular purposes, consistent with donor desires, such as faculty chairs and professorships, student endowed scholarships, or gifts to the library.
Endowed scholarships allow the Law School to attract and retain gifted students who add to the richness and diversity of our student body. All endowed scholarships benefit from gifts, and new endowments are always a welcome addition to the assistance offered to our students.
Giving to existing endowments
You can add to the Law School’s endowment by making a gift to an existing endowment.
Endowed Professorship Opportunities
An endowment is a wonderful way make a lasting contribution to the Law School. There are opportunities to name a faculty chair in honor of a favorite professor or family member. This very special gift can be accomplished as a life gift or as a gift from a group of caring individuals. Either way, this significant gift will make a lasting difference and help to insure that the Law School continues to have the ability to retain its gifted and dedicated faculty.
Named Scholarship Opportunities
Endowed scholarships provide vital funds to assist students in pursuing their legal education. Scholarships can be made in your name or in honor of someone who has made a difference in your life. Because the principal is held in perpetuity, your endowed scholarship fund will last and help students indefinitely. Many of our alumni have established a named scholarship as a bequest. Donors also have the opportunity to help design selection criteria for the scholarship recipients and participate in the selection of recipients through scholarship selection committees.
Establishing an Endowment
There are many ways that you can start an endowed fund with the Law School. Please contact Jennifer Niedermeyer at 503.768.6901 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about endowment opportunities.