Over the years, a number of very generous alumni, friends, and organizations have contributed special gifts to establish permanently endowed funds.
These contributions have been made either outright or through a bequest or other deferred gift. Some have established named scholarships either in the donor's own name or in memory or honor of a loved one, favorite teacher, or mentor. Others have provided a permanent source of funding to ensure that a program will be supported for generations to come. These permanent endowed gifts ensure that a donor's intentions and the University's needs are supported in perpetuity.