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What is an endowment?

January 2014

An endowment is the most lasting way to support the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health science universities.

An endowment is a permanent gift that provides one of the most secure sources of future revenue. It is a gift to the Health Science Center that is permanently invested and a steady stream of annual income is created every year to support a specific activity or program of the donor’s choice.

Endowments can be established to support student scholarships, recruit and retain distinguished faculty, provide lectureships or support world-class research.

The minimum gift amount level to establish an endowment is $10,000. Endowments can be funded in a variety of ways. Donors may choose to fund the endowment in its entirety or endowments may be pledged and paid out over a period of time up to five years. For example, an endowment at the $50,000 level may be created in installments of $10,000 per year for five years. Endowments may also be created through gifts of stock, a charitable trust or through a bequest in an estate plan.

An endowment is often named to recognize the donor, or to celebrate a loved one, a mentor, a colleague or a treasured friend. It is a thoughtful gift that creates a legacy of remembrance for you and your loved ones and makes a lasting, meaningful difference in the lives of others.

For more information or help with wording to create an endowment, contact Senior Director of Gift Planning Kent Hamilton at 210-567-5001 or Hamiltonw@uthscsa.edu.





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