Giving
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Endowments

  • Endowments

    Gifts of endowed funds tie your wishes to the school’s needs. They enable you to put some of your wealth to work for a cause you believe in, while leaving a personal legacy or memorializing a loved one.

    Whatever your interest, there is an area at Seattle University that will benefit through an endowment.

    If you decide to establish a named endowed fund for the benefit of Seattle University, you may designate your fund for scholarships, program or activity support, or faculty professorship and chair positions. University Advancement staff will work with you to establish fund guidelines and to discuss the most beneficial and tax-wise giving strategies. Endowed funds can be established and named with the amounts below.

     

    Endowed Scholarships
    minimum gift of $50,000
    Supports financial aid to qualified undergraduate or graduate students. Student selection criteria may include financial need, academic merit, community service or other references communicated by the donor.
    Endowed Program Support
    minimum gift of $100,000
    Provides ongoing support to a particular academic, athletic, or student development program.
    Endowed Professorships*
    minimum gift of  $500,000 - $1,500,000
    Provides financial support for a faculty member in one of the Schools or Colleges. May provide partial sa lary support, research support or other support to help achieve scholarly goals. Professorships may be given to assistant or associate professors.
    Endowed Chairs*
    minimum gift of $2,000,000
    Provides financial support for a faculty member in one of the Schools or Colleges. May provide partial or full salary support, research support or other support to help achieve scholarly goals. Chairs are usually given to tenured full professors.

     * Minimum may be higher depending on college and school salary and funding levels.

    For more information on establishing an endowed fund, please contact Christa Callanan, Assistant Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship at (206) 296-6965 or callanac@seattleu.edu