Giving now for perpetual impact
Your gifts to an endowed fund at Lewis & Clark sustain our students, faculty, programs, and campus for years to come.
That’s because we invest gifts to endowed funds and spend a portion of the income earned from the investment each year. The rest is added to the original principal, which continues to grow, extending the impact of your support into the future.
I want every student to experience a college that will allow them to grow as a person and help prepare them for the future. – Michael Anders ’91
Giving back is my way of staying connected to campus and my college experience. – Kirk Reynolds ’86
Lewis & Clark’s emphases on writing and critical thinking and its ability to nurture a curiosity about the world have all served me well. – Dan Drazen ’01
I love Lewis & Clark. I want to keep our institution strong and help it grow. – Daena Goldsmith ’86
Establishing a new endowed fund in honor or memory of someone creates a legacy for you and for Lewis & Clark students and faculty. Our senior development officers will work with you to outline your interests and goals, and identify appropriate opportunities for turning your ideas into living endowments.
Enhancing access and excellence
- Endowed scholarships help ensure that creative and inquiring minds are able to come to and graduate from Lewis & Clark.
- Endowed professorships help retain and recruit exemplary faculty.
- Endowed lectureships help extend the Lewis & Clark experience to wider academic and public audiences.
Increase your impact
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will double (or more) any charitable contributions made by their employees.