Gustavus ranks among the best liberal arts colleges in the country. But the College’s endowment does not match those of its peers, nor does the endowment provide the resource base needed to sustain Gustavus’ top-class academic programs and student scholarships. We have been accomplishing great things with limited resources. Think what Gusties can do with the resources they need.
Your gift to the endowment supports the College in perpetuity. An endowment fund generates annual income for the College to use for teaching and learning, student and faculty research, scholarships, and other programming. The Advancement staff in coordination with the Office of the Provost and other departments as necessary, works closely with you to align your vision for an endowment fund with Gustavus’ current needs and plans for the future.
Endowed Scholarships
Creating an endowed scholarship (established with a gift of $50,000+) to honor a loved one or establish a lasting memorial, will provide need-based support for a deserving student, open the possibility of international study, or simply make it possible for a student to access a Gustavus education. Restricted endowed scholarships (established with a gift of $100,000+) are designed to target specific academic majors or other criteria. Scholarship endowments may be established in one's own name or in honor of another person. 
Endowed Chairs & Professorships
Strong faculty are the hallmark of a Gustavus education. Teaching is their life’s calling, and they are dedicated to student learning, academic scholarship, and institutional service. Endowed Chairs (established with a gift of $2 million) and Endowed Professorships (established with a gift of $1 million) ensure that Gustavus’ best teachers and researchers will spend their careers at the College and attract outstanding scholars from other schools.
Student/Faculty Research Fellowships
For students in various fields, collaborative research with a faculty member is valuable preparation for graduate study or the start of their professional careers. An endowed fellowship, (established with a gift of $250,000), provides funds to support a student researcher and faculty mentor. Fellowships can be established for students in a particular academic department or for cross-disciplinary research.
Academic & Legacy Endowments
Academic endowments (established with a gift of $50,000+) direct budget-relieving dollars to designated academic divisions and departments. These endowed funds catalyze and sustain innovation and valuable programming. Legacy endowments (established with a gift of $50,000+) can ensure the long-term financial stability of a smaller program or initiative. Endowments may be established in one's own name or in honor of another person. 
Engaged Learning Endowments
Engaged learning endowments (established with a gift of$100,000+) provide support for mentoring, internships, Gustavus Women in Leadership activities, the Gustie Cup, and other student-centered programming that help Gusties transition from the Hill to their next stage in life.