What is the U of M endowment?

An endowment is a long-term investment in the University of Minnesota that provides benefits to students, faculty or programs year after year, generation after generation.

For endowed funds, the donor stipulates that the principal must be invested and that all or a portion of the income be expended to carry out the donor's purpose. To guard against the eroding consequences of inflation, the remaining portion of investment return is then added to the principal. The goal is to ensure that the principal maintains its purchasing power over time to support future generations.

 

 
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Learn more about the endowment and how gifts are managed.

 
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