Office of Advancement

Building for the Future

Endowment gifts are unique. Unlike capital gifts, gifts to the endowment do not become a physical part of campus. Instead, they are carefully invested to provide long-term financial support that is more durable than bricks and mortar. An endowment is a permanent investment in the future of Pacific Lutheran University and its commitment to educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care.

The PLU endowment provides cash to fund scholarships, undergraduate research, equipment, lectures, athletic facilities, some faculty positions, global education and other university programs. As of May 31, 2015 the total value of the PLU endowment was over $85.5 million.

By establishing an endowment fund at PLU, you create an everlasting gift that will provide stable, dependable support to Pacific Lutheran University and its students for many years to come.

Student Support

Enhancing the endowment for student financial support is critical to ensuring access to college for all, regardless of their economic standing.

Program Support

Donors can provide critical support to a wide variety of research and teaching programs in the schools, departments, and centers throughout campus.

Faculty Support

Endowment support enables the University to attract and sustain an energized and productive faculty who enhance the student experience.

Endowment FAQs 

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