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Establish an Endowment



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Establish an Endowment

A gift to establish an endowed fund allows you to support WKU in perpetuity. The gift is left intact, while a portion of the investment returns provides permanent support for a University program, such as a faculty chair or student scholarship. Your endowed fund becomes a part of the University’s permanent endowment, maintaining a separate identity as a specific account within the endowment.

The goal of the WKU’s foundations is to invest endowed funds so they will grow and maintain their purchasing power through all economic cycles. Therefore, Foundation policies strike a balance between providing spendable income in a given year and preserving the principal of the endowment base for the future. Your name lives on with the gift forever, and you help ensure the continued success of the University in the years to come.


Endowment Guidelines

 Last Modified 9/19/13