Endowment Giving Opportunities
Our current endowment simply does not meet the increasing financial needs of our students, nor does it generate the resources for us to compete with other public universities in attracting the best and brightest scholars. By creating an endowment, you are creating an investment in the future of Penn State Schuylkill by guaranteeing income to support quality students, faculty, enrichment programs, and research. These funds are designated by the donor for a specific purpose, and are held in perpetuity with only a portion of the investment income used annually.
Increasing our endowment so that it provides a steady and predictable flow of income is a primary objective of the campus. With the changing economic environment, decreasing state support, and a national trend of decreasing support from corporations, endowment funds ensure the continuity of our programs and our ability to maintain leadership in education, service and research. In this environment, a healthy endowment is even more important, providing a vital advantage in a competitive world.
Named endowments require a minimum gift level; however, this minimum level of funding may be pledged over several years. Minimum gift levels vary by the designated use of the endowment. Named endowments may also be increased to a larger level at any time--such as increasing a gift from a professorship to a faculty chair. For more information on endowments, please contact the Development office at 570-385-6262. We will provide potential donors with information on how to make any donation with maximum benefits to both the donor and the campus.