A gift to an endowment is a permanent gift to the Allen School. The principal is invested, to grow over time, while the annual income provides a reliable stream of support to help us achieve our missions of education, research and service.
Donors who contribute to an endowment create a lasting legacy - an investment in the present and the future. Because endowments provide a never-ending source of income, donors have the satisfaction of knowing that they are investing in the Allen School's mission while ensuring that their own philanthropic goals are met.
The Allen School's endowment priorities are:
- Endowment for faculty excellence: Recruiting and retaining the finest faculty - currently our highest priority
- Endowment for graduate student excellence: Competing for the strongest graduate students.
- Endowment for undergraduate student excellence: Enabling Washington's most outstanding high school students to attend the Allen School.
- Endowment for innovation and leadership: Facilitating special initiatives in learning, discovery, and engagement.
Interested in learning more? Contact professor Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in the Paul G. Allen School, lazowska (at) cs.washington.edu, or Marzette Mondin, Director of Advancement in the Paul G. Allen School, marz (at) uw.edu.
Lifetime endowment gifts of $25,000 and above are permanently recognized on the Endowment Wall in the Allen Center atrium.
Named funds are available for gifts of $50,000 and above. Appropriate recognition, designed in consultation with each donor, is part of each gift that creates a named fund.