Office of Advancement

Program Support

By making an endowment gift, you can provide critical support to a wide variety of academic programs and centers throughout campus. When you invest in PLU schools and departments, you help ensure the continuation of top-tier programming that embodies the PLU mission statement.

Please contact an Advancement Officer if you would like to create an endowment that supports PLU programs.*

President Krise looks to the sky in the W.M. Keck Observatory

A named endowment fund may be established to provide substantial continuing operational funding for a particular professional school of Pacific Lutheran University. The current PLU professional schools include the School of Art and Communication, the School of Business, the School of Education and Kinesiology, and the School of Nursing. Named Endowed Schools begin at $10,000,000.

A named endowment fund may be established to provide substantial continuing operational funding for a particular academic department or division of the university. Named Endowed Academic Departments begin at $5,000,000.

A named endowment fund may be established to provide annual income restricted to the expansion and upgrading of PLU’s computer and other instructional technology as part of the university’s commitment to offer the latest in technological advances to its students and faculty. Named Endowed Technology Funds begin at $500,000.

A named endowment fund may be established to further research in a particular field or discipline. Varying levels of funding allow for different possibilities.

A named endowment fund may be established to provide annual revenues for the purchase of books, journals, and/or other instructional media by the PLU library. Named Endowed Library Funds begin at $25,000.

Endowment FAQs

*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.