An endowment is a permanent fund established with the Foundation through one or more contributions totaling $10,000 and more.  The endowment fund is invested with only its earnings being expended to support the purpose for which it was created.  You may contribute to an existing endowment fund or create a new one.  The name of the endowment is specified by the donor; endowments can be set up in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones and friends.

An endowment can be established with a single gift of $10,000 or more, or can be established over time.  You have sixty (60) months to achieve the $10,000 principal amount required for the fund to qualify as a permanent endowment.   All earnings will be added to the corpus until it qualifies as a permanent endowment. 

Once the principal amount (donation total, not to include interest earnings) reaches $10,000, interest earnings will be directed to the earnings account for future disbursements.

The standard endowment agreement specifies that 15% of the earnings each year will be added to the corpus balance to allow the endowment balance to continue to grow.  Donations to the corpus balance can be made at any time.

If you know where you would like your gift to go, please refer to (ways to give link) to make your gift.

For help determining if there is an existing fund, or to establish a new fund, please contact one of the following development officers.

College of Science & Engineering:  Abbie Harper (903) 468-8182
School of Agriculture: Baleigh Whitlock (903) 468-8664
College of Business: Abbie Harper (903) 468-8182
College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts

Athletics:  Taylor Phelps (903) 886-5554
All Others:  Iris Beare (903) 468-8181