Endowment Opportunities

The College of Wooster’s endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining asset that helps provide for all aspects of Wooster’s mission. Individual endowed funds are established by alumni and friends each year to support the purpose of their choosing. Gifts to the endowment can create a named fund, be added to an existing fund, or be unrestricted. A gift to Wooster’s endowment is an investment in its future. With this gift, you create a permanent legacy of support for the College and for generations of Wooster students.   

Gifts to Wooster’s endowment can support:

Professorships - You can make an investment in Wooster's faculty by establishing an endowed professorship to support a permanent existing position or to create a new position with a gift of $2,000,000 and above.  

Scholarships -  A gift of $50,000 or more will establish an endowed scholarship fund. A gift of $1,000,000 or more will create a distinguished scholarship endowment. A gift of any amount can also be designated to Wooster's General Scholarship Fund. Your gifts would be added to the principal of the endowment and provide annual scholarship support to students who have demonstrated financial need. 

Other endowed funds

Research Endowment - A gift of $500,000 or more can establish a donor-named endowment that will provide research funding for new and current faculty, allow students and faculty to engage in creative and collaborative research, enable students and faculty to present their research at regional and national conferences, and support student access to research opportunities throughout their undergraduate years.

Faculty Salary Endowment - A gift of $250,000 or more can establish a donor-named endowment that is budget relieving and will support the salary of a faculty member at Wooster regardless of academic interest or department.

Academic Endowment - A gift of $100,000 or more can establish a donor-named fund that supports equipment needs or the needs of a specific department or program on campus.

Unrestricted Gifts to the Endowment - An unrestricted gift to Wooster's endowment allows the College to use the annual income where it is needed most.


For more information about endowments, please contact 330-263-2325 or giving@wooster.edu.