An endowment is a donation made to the university with the understanding that the "capital" or "principal" amount of the donation will be invested in perpetuity. The principal is invested and only the earnings are spent via what is called a spending allowance.

Key Criteria for Establishing an Endowment

To establish an endowment, we require a letter from the donor(s) stating that they want the contribution to be an endowment and restrict the use of the investment income. Also, the university requires a minimum principal value contribution of $50,000. If that contribution is spread over multiple payments, a signed contribution schedule is required for the account to be considered an endowment.

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Ginny Proctor
Financial Reporting and Compliance Manager
Phone (619) 260-2400 x2434

Contact Information

Finance Office

Hughes Center 335
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-2302
Fax: (619) 260-4813

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

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