Endowments

Endowed Gifts

Through endowed funds to benefit programs and people, you can make a permanent gift that stands as a perpetual testament to your belief in the power of public higher education at Plymouth State University.

Named scholarships and fellowships, professorships, and chairs serve as a permanent resource that can be used to meet strategic goals in concert with the University’s educational mission, based on academic excellence, learner-centered teaching, experiential learning, applied research, regional service, and leadership.

Named Scholarship Endowment: Minimum pledge of $25,000
An endowed scholarship provides an annual grant to a deserving student every year, in perpetuity. Larger endowed scholarships provide greater support for a student or may support multiple students. Donors may specify selection preferences for scholarship winners, such as undergraduate or graduate students and major fields of study.

Named Professorship Endowment: Minimum pledge of $250,000
An endowed professorship recognizes a faculty member for their exceptional talent or service and awards an annual grant of about $10,000. Such gifts assure that PSU can recruit, retain, and recognize top teaching talent to benefit a generation of students in the classroom and in out-of-classroom research, scholarship, or creativity.

Named Program or Directorship Endowment: $2,500,000 to $5,000,000
An endowed program or directorship provides generous annual support to further signature PSU programs or the top-tier professionals who oversee them. Such gifts greatly ease the burden on the operational budget and catapult programs forward more quickly than the annual budget is able to. The Center for the Environment, the Museum of the White Mountains, the Office of Environmental Sustainability, or any coach, team or the Director of Athletics are examples of programs and positions that could benefit from a named endowment.

Endowments are usually established with payments over three to five years and can be funded through a variety or combination of sources, including: cash, securities, real estate, through gifts by will or testamentary provision, life insurance, charitable trust, and gift annuities. Gifts may be given or pledged over a number of years. Additional gifts to endowments may be made at any time.

For assistance in establishing an endowment, please contact Laure Morris, Assistant Vice President, at 603-535-2952.