Creating an Endowment

The School of Public Health offers many opportunities for establishing and naming endowed funds. The principal of an endowment is held intact in perpetuity and invested. Some earnings are reinvested each year so that the principal grows and retains its purchasing power. The remaining earnings, generally about 4 to 5 percent of the principal, provide a steady flow of income for the purposes designated by the donor.

By setting minimum gift levels for certain types of endowments, the University ensures that sufficient income is available annually to support their designated purpose. Endowments may be named for the donor or, if the donor so chooses, in memory or honor of someone special, such as a relative, friend, or faculty member.

Named endowment funds may be established with the following gifts:

Endowed Faculty Funds

Chancellor's Endowed Chair
$5 million+

Full salary support, as well as funds for research, teaching, and other purposes, for a tenured faculty member who is internationally renowned in his or her field

Distinguished Endowed Chair
$3 million+

Full salary support, as well as funds for research, teaching, and other purposes, for a tenured faculty member.

Endowed Chair
$2 million+

Partial salary support, as well as funds for research, teaching, and other purposes, for a tenured faculty member.

Endowed Professorship
$1 million+

Partial salary support, as well as professional and research-related expenses, for a non-tenured faculty member who is building his or her academic reputation.

Faculty Excellence Endowed Fund
$500,000+

Financial incentives to recruit and retain preeminent faculty, with allocations made by campus leaders.

Endowed Fellowship Funds

Berkeley Endowed Fellowship
$500,000+

Full financial support for the education and research of one graduate student.

Endowed Scholarship Funds

Berkeley Endowed Scholarship
$250,000+

Full financial support for the education of one undergraduate student by alleviating work/loan contributions.

Endowed Fund
$50,000+

Partial financial support for the education of one or several undergraduate students.

Endowed General Funds

Endowed Fund
$50,000+

Designated or unrestricted support for use within a school, college, academic department, or programmatic unit.

If you wish to establish an endowment, please contact us.