An endowed gift to Emory ensures support for today while providing educational and research excellence and innovation far into the future. Endowed gifts are invested. A portion of the investment earnings are spent, while the original gifts are preserved as principal. In this way, endowed gifts have far greater earning power: a one-time gift lasts forever. Emory’s endowment supports education and research, financial aid, facilities, and the latest technology. With a strong endowment, Emory can recruit the best faculty, researchers, health care professionals, and students; keep up with new knowledge and develop new ways to share it; and attract the most visionary leaders.
As Emory’s schools and units expand, and as our faculty and students continue to excel in scholarship and research, the University’s capital and operating budgets must meet the costs of innovation. Income from endowment makes that possible. Endowment provides Emory with a competitive edge and helps maintain the quality of the Emory experience. To compete with our peers for students and faculty, continue to excel, and meet the goals of Emory’s new strategic plan, we must re-emphasize the critical need for endowments to support students, faculty, and new initiatives.
To learn more about making endowed gifts, contact an Emory development staff member.