Endowment Facts

Gonzaga’s endowment consists of assets invested over the long-term to provide permanent support for the University. This is in contrast to current use funds, which are used for immediate needs.

  • A minimum pledge of $50,000 is required, payable over five years, to establish an endowed fund.
  • Endowments that are fully-funded by December 31 will award in the next academic year.
Endowment Spending

Annually, amounts are withdrawn from the pooled endowment to fund the specified donor purpose. Endowment spending typically ranges from 4.5% to 5.0%, and is sourced from accumulated net investment gains.

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Historical Pooled Endowment Returns
(net of fees, as of June 30, 2013)

Gonzaga University's Endowment Fund is managed for the long term, therefore performance over three and five-year periods is most meaningful.


*The policy index represents the composite benchmark for the pooled endowment fund.