Support for the Endowment
While investments in capital projects build the campus infrastructure, the programs, people and the ongoing maintenance of the campus are supported through the endowment.
The Colleges endowment consists of many separate funds – named and general – that have been established throughout the history of Hobart and William Smith. Invested collectively, the funds generate income that supports all aspects of the campus and HWS programs. The Board of Trustees carefully invests the funds and uses a formula to determine the appropriate amount of interest and appreciation (total return) that should be used in any given year. This strategy ensures a balance between the need for current-use dollars and the long-term integrity of the endowment.
There are many options available for consideration when giving to the endowment:
- Create new, named endowed funds including those that provide scholarly support, student scholarship and enrichment programming, heritage and discretionary funds, to name a few.
- Support the HWS general endowment fund – at any level – to ensure the ongoing excellence of the Colleges in all areas.
A few examples of endowed funds:
(Dollar amounts are minimums)
- Professorships -- $2 Million
- Visiting Scholar -- $1.5 Million
- Academic Honors Program -- $1 Million
Student Support and Enrichment
- Endowed Scholarship -- $100,000
- International Study Support -- $100,000
- Student Research Support -- $100,000
- Student Internship Support -- $100,000
- Heritage Fund – Building Enhancement and Preservation -- $100,000
- Deans Discretionary Fund -- $100,000