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Capital and Endowed Giving

Capital giving that includes new and renovated buildings, as well as endowed and restricted funds, strengthens the University's financial position for years to come. Capital giving can bolster the Illinois Wesleyan endowment, which is the financial foundation of the institution.

Hansen Student Center exterior

Endowed Funds

Endowed funds are permanent funds that provide support for IWU's students, faculty, and academic and extracurricular programs. The University's endowment generates a predictable, growing stream of income in perpetuity that sustains scholarship, research, teaching, and service programs. These funds are an irreplaceable source of stability, and their growth is critical to the ongoing success and financial well-being of Illinois Wesleyan.

Endowed Funds Include:

  • Professorships and chairs that continually support IWU's educators
  • Campus building projects to enhance the learning environment
  • Innovations in academic areas
  • Scholarships that provide for IWU's talented and increasingly diverse student body

How Endowed Funds Work:

Assuming a 5.25% draw from any endowed gift in a given year, one may calculate the amount needed to fund projects of various descriptions. For example, to endow a scholarship with a $100,000 gift, $5,250.00 of scholarship dollars would be available for use each year - as 5,250.00 is 5.25% of 100,000. Similarly, an endowed chair of $2 million yields $105,000 for use each year.

Contact the Advancement Office to learn more about making an endowed gift.

Learn about forms your gift can take.

Steve Seibring - Vice President for External Relationships

Department - Advancement Office