Gifts for Endowment

A Lasting Tribute

Endowments are truly gifts that keep giving. They provide a permanent and secure source of income for the university and can also honor a beloved individual.

An endowment is a fund invested for long-term growth. Only interest from the fund's principal is spent on the designated purpose; the principal itself is not spent.  The interest earnings may also be reverted back to the principal. The value of Walla Walla University's endowment funds total more than $12 million.

Endowments are typically established with a gift or gifts totaling $10,000 or more. A gift of any size may be given to an existing endowment. (See a list of current endowment funds.)

Most of the endowments established by alumni and friends provide for student aid and are established as a tribute to parents, friends, faculty, and others.

The university's general endowment provides unrestricted income, helping the school provide for the greatest needs.

If you are interested in supporting Walla Walla University through an endowment, please contact Breanna Bork at (509) 527-2002.

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Last update on March 3, 2009