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Endowments and Major Gifts

Endowments ensure there is a continuing source of funding for immediate and future needs. These gifts grow over time to create a legacy of learning, research, and scholarships as they extend the impact of the donor’s generosity beyond a lifetime.

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How an Endowment Works

The principal is invested and a portion of the fund’s value is made available each year to support the purpose determined by the donor. To guard against the eroding consequences of inflation, the remaining portion of investment return is then added to the fund. The goal is to ensure that the principal maintains its purchasing power.

Types of Endowment Gifts

Endowments can be created with gifts of cash, securities, and other assets. They can be established through one-time gifts, estate gifts, and multi-year pledges. Although the minimum amount required to create an endowment fund is $25,000, larger amounts are recommended or required for certain purposes. Gifts at these levels may offer donors naming opportunities. All gifts at the minimum endowment level (as well as cumulative lifetime giving of $25,000 or more) qualify donors for recognition as members of the Colorado State University Pueblo President’s Club.

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Types of Endowment Gifts

Endowments can be created with gifts of cash, securities, and other assets. They can be established through one-time gifts, estate gifts, and multi-year pledges. Although the minimum amount required to create an endowment fund is $25,000, larger amounts are recommended or required for certain purposes. Gifts at these levels may offer donors naming opportunities. All gifts at the minimum endowment level (as well as cumulative lifetime giving of $25,000 or more) qualify donors for recognition as members of the Colorado State University Pueblo President’s Club.

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Managed for Long-Term Impact

The Foundation manages the investment and payout of endowed funds with a long-term view to provide designated programs with a stable revenue source. The year-to-year change in the value of an individual endowment fund is affected by several factors, including the administration fee, the amount and timing of additional gifts to the fund, market gains and losses, and the amount of disbursements from the Foundation to the University to support the fund’s designated programs.

Our Financial Accountability

How To Create an Endowment Fund

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Contact the Foundation to talk with a staff member who will assist you or your financial advisor in creating a fund in accordance with your wishes.

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The staff member will help you draft, complete, and sign a fund agreement outlining the gift’s purpose, along with the investment and payout.

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Upon receipt of the gift, the Foundation will establish the fund and distribute the annual payout amount for your designated purpose.

Set Up An Endownment or Major Gift

Contact the Foundation to get started.

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719.549.2380

Ways you can donate

Give Now

Give Now

Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Endowments and Major Gifts

Endowments and Major Gifts

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Create a Scholarship

Create a Scholarship

Support Athletics

Support Athletics

Faculty and Staff Giving

Faculty and Staff Giving

Crowdfunding

Crowd- funding

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CSU Pueblo Give Day

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