A strong permanent endowment is the most important guarantee of Northeastern’s long-term excellence. Generation after generation, these funds ensure that students, professors, and alumni have the capability and resources to reach their full potential and positively shape the world.
An endowed gift cements a donor’s life-long relationship with Northeastern. Endowed funds are invested by the university to generate annual income in perpetuity for the purpose you specify. Gifts may be designated to support an academic program, scholarship, or research direction that is most personally meaningful to you.
Endowments may be named after the donor, or in honor of a loved one, and are often fulfilled through a multi-year commitment. Donors may create an endowed fund now, through an outright gift, or in the future, through a bequest or life income gift.
Some examples of what endowment can create and strengthen at the university include:
- Faculty positions
- Undergraduate scholarships
- Graduate fellowships
- Interdisciplinary research
- Academic programs
- Capital projects
Vice President - Development
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