There are many ways to support the College of Arts and Sciences. You can make a gift online at any time through the University’s online giving page. You can also support the College by giving annually or through establishing an endowment or estate gift.
Together, the impact of giving on the lives of our students and faculty is tremendous. Thank you for supporting the College of Arts and Sciences and for being part of our transformative work!
Annual gifts to the Collegiate Fund support the education of the College’s students. For those who give to it, the fund is also a way to continue the traditions of excellence and opportunity for which the College is known. The Collegiate Fund provides scholarships to students, travel and teaching grants for faculty, and funding to departments for special equipment, technology, guest lecturers, and more.
An endowment in the College of Arts and Sciences is a gift that is intended to permanently support a College program. The endowment fund remains intact in perpetuity, while its earnings support students, faculty, and programs designated by the donor.
Endowments allow the College to create and maintain excellence in academics beyond what can be accomplished with funding from the state. Endowments provide the funds for scholarships, fellowships, professorships, academic chairs, and programs that serve as crucial elements in student and faculty recruitment and retention.
A minimum of $25,000 is required to establish an endowment. However, an endowed gift may be pledged over a period of five years. Endowments can be established with cash gifts, securities, or liquidated property. They may also be funded through a bequest or other deferred gift, or through a combination of lifetime and deferred gifts.