Ensuring the Future

Vision As an endowment donor

You make a significant investment in the future of Texas State. We thank you for your vision in establishing these permanent sources of support.

The Impacts of Your Generosity

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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. 

Managing Endowments

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.



Year After Year - Endowments Keep Giving

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Help Students

Scholarship support transforms lives. Thousands of our students grew up in humble circumstances - many the first in their families to go to college.
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Support Faculty

Endowed professorships and chairs help attract and retain world-class professors, which in turn attract more high achieving students.
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Build Programs

Endowment funding for academic initiatives, centers and programs support creativity, discovery and learning at Texas State University.

For More Information

To learn more about Endowments, contact Brooks Hull, Vice President of University Advancement, at brookshull@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2396.