When you give an endowment you invest in the future of Pima, creating a legacy of your commitment to higher education through support of programs, scholarships, endowed faculty or special projects. 

Your endowment gift of $10,000 or more is invested by the Foundation in perpetuity. The annual return on your investment is used to support the scholarships, programs or other purpose you designate.
You determine
    how you will fund the endowment
    the name and use of the endowment
    the criteria for award if the endowment is designated for scholarships
    the  use of funds if the endowment is designated for programs or other designated purposes

Your gift is invested and managed by the Foundation’s Investment Committee. The Committee’s goal is a balanced portfolio for optimal return and a stable source of long-term funding.

An annually determined percent of a fund’s market value (“Spending Policy”) is paid out to support the designated purposes. After the distribution of the Spending Policy and annual management fees, the remaining balance is reinvested to allow the endowment to grow over time.

Contact the Foundation for more information about establishing a permanent endowment fund.