Creating a Named Fund

Named Gifts

Named gifts represent leadership support of the University’s highest priorities. They provide powerful academic outcomes, raise institutional profile and highlight student success. Named gifts can be endowed or annual. Those who choose to establish named funds often do so in honor or memory of someone who has made a difference in their lives. Donors may use either outright or deferred gifts to establish named funds. The Foundation works with individual donors to prepare guidelines for the administration of each fund.

Named Endowed Gifts

Establishing an endowment is a visionary and generous act that will help preserve the University’s mission well into the future, over many lifetimes in fact. Named endowed funds may be created to ensure future support for scholarships, technical equipment, capital improvements or other educational purposes of Thomas Edison State University. Endowments are invested long-term in an investment pool overseen by the Investment Committee of the Foundation Board.

Named Annual Gifts

Named annual gifts support Thomas Edison State University’s immediate needs in a meaningful way over a specified period of time. Donors who make named annual gifts provide the University with the flexibility required to meet its most pressing needs and pursue current opportunities. From scholarships to new programs, named annual gifts benefit an extraordinary number of individuals across campus and collectively raise the University’s margin of excellence.