Endowments at The University of Texas at Austin are a sound investment in a better future. With an endowed gift, you provide permanent support for the University. Your gift is invested — never spent — and each year a distribution, like dividends on a mutual fund account, is made to your chosen program or area. Investment earnings above the dividend rate help the endowment value grow over time, to keep pace with inflation and maintain your endowment’s spending power.
There are many endowment opportunities and funding levels available at the University. Choosing what your endowed gift will support is simply a matter of selecting a program that matches your interests. From professorships to book funds, from undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to deans’ and presidents’ excellence funds, your legacy can take almost any form.
You may take up to five years to fund an endowment and, once it is officially established, you or anyone else may continue to add to its principal at any time. Moreover, by selecting the title of your endowment, you can forever link your name, or that of a family member, friend, or organization, to scholarly excellence at the University.
Various types of endowments are listed below, but endowments can cover other purposes that may fall outside of these general categories: