Students cite the quality of the faculty as a primary reason for choosing PLU over other universities. A strong endowment will enable the University to attract and sustain an energized and productive faculty by offering competitive salaries, maintaining the faculty at an optimum size, and supporting best-in-class teaching and research.
Endowment funds enrich the academic experience for students by providing support for endowed professorships, visiting artists and lecturers, faculty development grants, and awards for innovative teaching.
Please contact an Advancement Officer if you would like to create an endowment that supports Faculty at PLU.
A named endowment fund may be established to permanently support a faculty position and advance the body of knowledge in a particular field of study. Named Endowed Chairs begin at $2,000,000
A named endowment fund may be established to permanently support a faculty position and advance the body of knowledge in a particular field of study. Named Endowed Professorships begin at $1,000,000
A named endowment fund may be established to provide salary, benefits and related expenses to cover the costs of appointing a visiting scholar for a period of up to one academic year. Named Endowed Visiting Scholars begin at $1,000,000
A named endowment fund may be established to provide funding for one faculty member to undertake a special, approved faculty development activity such as taking a sabbatical leave, writing a professional book or articles, enrolling for an advanced course or seminar, coordinating a joint faculty-student research project, etc. Named Endowed Faculty Development Grants begin at $50,000
*Final endowment amounts will vary with each individual situation, but these examples may be used as guidelines. We work closely with the appropriate faculty/administrators to determine the funding needs for each position and program.