Naming Policy

Certain endowed gifts include naming opportunities. The following is Emory's policy regarding naming gift minimums and other details. For more information, please contact an Emory development officer.

Endowed Leadership Position

• $5 million minimum gift—or more, depending upon the size and scale of the unit—is necessary.
• To provide discretionary funds to support the strategic vision of the academic or non-academic unit, as determined by the dean, director, or vice president.
• In such cases, the position—not a specific person—is supported by the endowment.

Endowed Unit Director or Department Chair Position

• $1 million minimum gift—or more, depending upon the size and scale of the unit—is necessary.
• To provide discretionary funds to support the strategic vision of the unit, as determined by the unit director or department chairperson.
• In such cases, the position—not a specific person—is supported by the endowment

Endowed Faculty Chair

• $2 million minimum gift is necessary.
• To recruit, retain, and reward superior faculty members.
• To enhance the faculty member's scholarly efforts and/or research program.
• In such cases, the position and/or specific discipline—not a specific person—is supported by the endowment.

Endowed Faculty Professorship

• $1 million minimum gift is necessary.
• To recruit, retain, and reward outstanding faculty members.
• To enhance the faculty member's scholarly efforts and/or research program.
• In such cases, the position and/or specific discipline—not a specific person—is supported by the endowment.

Endowed Visiting Professorship

• $300,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• To support outstanding, visiting faculty members.
• Intended to rotate to new visiting faculty on a predetermined time frame.
• To enhance the faculty member's scholarly efforts and/or research program.
• In such cases, the position and/or specific discipline—not a specific person—is supported by the endowment.

Endowed Faculty Fellowship

• $500,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• For any rank of faculty member.
• For research and teaching efforts, and for visiting scholars while in residence.
• In such cases, the position and/or specific discipline—not a specific person—is supported by the endowment.

Endowed Symposium

• $500,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• To be used to cover all or most of the expenses associated with planning and implementing conferences/symposia in specific areas and/or on specific topics.
• The endowed fund and the conference/symposium may carry the name of the donor, or someone of his/her choosing, in recognition of the gift.

Endowed Lectureship

• $250,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• To be used to cover all or most of the expenses associated with planning and implementing lectures in specific areas and/or on specific topics.
• The endowed fund and the lecture or lecture series may carry the name of the donor, or someone of his/her choosing, in recognition of the gift.
• Can pay administrative costs, publications, advertising, travel, lodging, and honoraria.

Endowed Lecture Fund

• $50,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• To be used to support a portion of the expenses associated with planning and implementing lectures in specific areas and/or on specific topics, but is intended to combine with other donor or internal funds.
• The endowed fund—but not the lecture or lecture series—may carry the name of the donor or someone of his/her choosing in recognition of the gift.
• Can pay administrative costs, publications, advertising, travel, lodging, and honoraria.

Endowed Graduate Fellowships

• $300,000 minimum gift is necessary
• $750,000 minimum gift is necessary for an honors graduate fellowship.
• To support a student working toward an advanced degree in any of the graduate fields.
• Academic merit and/or financial need may be a consideration.
• The donor may suggest other preferential criteria.

Endowed Scholarships

• $100,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• $750,000 minimum gift is necessary for an honors scholarship.
• To support an undergraduate or graduate student.
• Academic merit and/or financial need may be a consideration.
• The donor may suggest other preferential criteria.

Endowed Book Fund

• $50,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• To purchase books, library technology, or other materials in a specified field.
• May also be used for preservation of books.
• May also be used for repair, cataloging, and other expenses of the library.

Program Support Endowment

• $50,000 minimum gift is necessary.
• To support specific or general programs of Emory or of a particular unit/department.
• Can support areas such as faculty, staff, students, operations, research, etc.
• May be at the discretion of a dean, director, unit director, or department chair.

Endowed Laboratory

• $350,000 minimum gift is necessary, depending on the discipline and size and scope of the program.
• To be used for equipment, research, and general laboratory support.