Ensuring the Future
Vision As an endowment donor
The Impacts of Your Generosity
Endowment Awards 42 Scholarships
In February, Edith and You-Kin Chin established a $250,000 endowment that would provide direct payment for every third-year doctoral physical therapy student in good standing. The program will continue for five years with additional funds directed to a permanent endowment.
How to Create an Endowment
How An Endowment Works
The principal gift that establishes an endowment is always preserved, with only the investment income distributed annually to support the fund’s purpose. Earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value.*
*Donated funds (the principal) are invested to generate income. Earnings are distributed annually to designated accounts at a rate of 4% applied to a three-year rolling average of the endowment's fair market value.
Matching Gift Opportunities
Texas State is eligible for the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP), which matches research-designated gifts of $100,000 or more, including graduate fellowships and undergraduate research scholarships.* There are also many college-, career- or program-specific matching opportunities to boost the power of your gift. Many private companies also offer matching programs.
*The minimum amount for any installment is $100,000.
Endowments established in the Texas State University Development Foundation are invested by Cambridge Associates, an investment consulting firm, with oversight from the Development Foundation Board of Trustees.
The Development Foundation is committed to responsibly accepting, stewarding, and maintaining the investments of private donors. The long-term objective of the Development Foundation is to earn a return sufficient to provide for current university needs while preserving the purchasing power of endowments for generations to come.