Endowment Gifts

The endowment provides a permanent source of income for Southern New Hampshire University and therefore is a critical part of developing programs on campus, on location and online. Gifts to the endowment are invested, with a percentage of the income supporting programs identified by donors.

Creating Personal Endowments

When you invest in or create an endowed scholarship, you're investing in the future of the University and our students. Endowed funds are gifts of $50,000 or more, given during a three- to five-year period, that are retained and invested to produce income. The University's investment policy is designed so current and future students benefit.

The fund's principle will be maintained in perpetuity, and the investment income received will be expended. Donors may restrict the use of income for a specific program or purpose, such as a scholarship, or place no restrictions on income, which will then be applied to the University's general endowment.

At Southern New Hampshire University, donors have targeted individual endowments for scholarships, lecture series and endowed chairs, enabling them to create and immediately enjoy their legacies at the University.

By investing in or creating an endowment today, supporters such as Mary and Christos Papoutsy are investing in the future of the University in a significant way.

Currently Endowed Funds

  • Gustafson Endowment Fund: for projects to enhance university facilities, grounds and property.
  • Edward M. Shapiro School of Business Professional Development Fund: supports university efforts to attract and retain faculty and reward excellence in academic performance and professional development.
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals Speakers Fund: supports the Financial Service Professional Speaker series.
  • A list of Endowed Scholarships can be found on the Supporting Scholarships Page