Leave a lasting legacy

Endowment funds are the lifeblood of our university. An endowment – more than any other kind of gift – allows us the ability to plan for the future. Basically, an endowment is an amount of money (a fund) given to the university with the stipulation that the funds are invested so they can earn annual interest, rather than being spent immediately.

Our endowment funds are invested perpetually to provide:
  • Annual earnings for student scholarships
  • Funding for a specific program or project

Your gift, designated to an endowment fund, preserves the principal gift, and enables lasting support for future generations.

Establishing an endowment

Individuals or organizations who give $25,000+ may establish a personalized Endowment Fund in their name (i.e., The Andrew Family Endowment). These customized funds can be tailored to support your field of interest within the University or created to meet the University’s greatest needs. An endowment fund is also a fitting way to establish a tribute to a loved one.

The goal of our endowment program is simple: To provide financial aid scholarships to attract as many quality students as we can so that we might be able to attain our mission and vision. Additionally, they help to establish funding for certain programs that position our university as the premier Lutheran institute of higher learning.

For more information about Concordia’s endowment program, contact Rev. Dr. Roy R. Peterson, Vice President of Advancement.

List of endowments

Get inspired and view a list of all our endowments