The Office of Stewardship proudly serves as a point of contact between the university and its leadership donors, supplying them with information, accountability, and plenty of appreciation on behalf of the Colgate community.
We are tasked with the establishment of named endowment funds, the installation of physical commemoratives, and the naming of physical spaces. Our office then reports back on the technical aspects of your investment and the impact it has on our students and faculty.
Endowment funds, which exist in perpetuity and are managed by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees, provide support for many of our most vital, transformational initiatives.
Unrestricted endowment contributions provide the university with long term financial flexibility. Named funds, restricted to a specific purpose, allow alumni, parents, and friends to honor or memorialize themselves or loved ones in a particularly meaningful way. There are several types of restricted endowment funds, including: