What’s your passion?
Whatever cause, project, or cohort you’re looking to support, Boston University has a giving opportunity to match. Better still, by endowing your gift, you can make an investment that lasts forever.
Endowed gifts are invested directly, with the generated income used to fund whatever donors specify. This means that the principal gift is never touched, but continues to generate income in perpetuity.
For this reason, many donors elect to name endowments: to honor a family member, life-changing professor, or other mentor; preserve the name of their family foundation; or create a personal legacy.
An individual’s lifespan is limited, but a university endures for countless generations and hundreds of years, and the endowment helps ensure that adequate provision is made for the students, faculty, and facilities of the future.
In a nutshell, an endowed gift:
- Gives the University flexibility and freedom to embark on new disciplines and to offer prestige and recognition to benefactors and beneficiaries
- Ensures regular funding levels for University departments, programs, and operations
- Helps stem rises in tuition by providing needed financial aid
- Provides donors with an opportunity to create a legacy or honor a loved one and support the people and programs at BU in perpetuity
|Incremental professorship (new position)||$4 million|
|Professorship (existing faculty position)||$2.5 million|
|Career Development Professorship
(junior faculty support for three-year term)
|Visiting professorship||$1 million|
|Full-tuition scholarship||$1 million|