Office of Advancement


Endowment gifts are one of the most powerful ways you can support Pacific Lutheran University. With an endowment gift, you make a difference at PLU both now and in the future.

Gifts to the endowment are carefully invested to provide long-term financial support to PLU. Annual distributions from the endowment provide funding for scholarships, undergraduate and faculty research, global education, and other university programs and positions. Whether adding to an established endowment or creating a new endowed fund, your gift will create a legacy that provides stable, dependable support to Pacific Lutheran University and its students.

When you make an endowment gift, you make a permanent investment in the future of Pacific Lutheran University and a commitment to educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care.

To see a list of current endowments at PLU, please click here.

Supporting Students

Endowment gifts to support student scholarships create educational opportunities for Lutes. Supporting gifts fund merit and need-based scholarships for our most promising students, often making the financial difference for a student’s ability to enroll at PLU.


Supporting Programs

Endowment gifts to support a school, department, or center on campus will provide dependable income and ensure continuity in programming for lectures, student-faculty research and colloquium.

Supporting Faculty

Endowment gifts to support faculty ensure the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest faculty to PLU by providing funding for scholarly pursuits, research, leadership development and pedagogical enhancements that influence student outcomes.

Endowment FAQs 

Please contact an Advancement Officer  if you would like to create an endowment that supports students.