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Endowment Funds

Donors who wish to do so may designate their gifts for specific purposes such as scholarships, professorships and fellowships, among others. Such gifts may be eligible for naming recognition to honor the donor or donors, or others whom the donor wishes to honor. The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has established the following funding minimums to qualify for various gifts for endowment, capital and program purposes:


Endowment TypeMinimum Gift Required
School/College Deanship $3,000,000 - $5,000,000
University Professorship $3,000,000
Full Professorship $2,000,000
Associate/Assistant Professorship $1,500,000
Directorship Academic Center $1,000,000
Visiting Professorship $750,000
Faculty/Curriculum Development Fund $100,000
Student Assistance 
Named Full Graduate Fellowship Program (ie the Jones Family Fellowship) $300,000
Named Full Scholarship Program (ie the Jones Family Scholarship) $300,000
Named Partial Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship Funds $100,000
Scholarship and Fellowship Endowment Funds $50,000
Student Loan Fund $50,000
Student Award Fund $50,000
Academic Programs and Research 
University Institute $10,000,000
Named Department Within a School $10,000,000
University Academic Center $5,000,000
School Academic Center $2,000,000
University Lecture Fund $1,000,000
Research Fund $300,000
School/College Lecture Fund $100,000
Special Collection Fund $250,000
Library Acquisition Fund $100,000
General Endowment 
President's Initiative Fund $1,000,000
Dean's Initiative Fund $250,000
Department Fund $100,000
Endowment Fund $25,000
Facilities and Equipment 
Facilities and Equipment Fund $100,000

Revised February 15, 2012