What is an Endowment

 

February is Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month, a campaign designed to encourage everyone to make significant change in our lives and our communities for a better tomorrow.

Establishing an endowment creates a permanent resource that makes a difference both for today and for generations to come. 

Supporting an organization in perpetuity is like planting a seed that will provide long term prosperity and sustainability. 

“It takes a noble person to plant a seed for a tree that will one day provide shade to those whom he may never meet.” 
– Unknown

Funding an endowment is one of the most important philanthropic decisions for a donor and for those that it will benefit. Many endowment donors “test the water” with smaller gifts as they contemplate making larger gifts.

Try thinking of donor recognition in all forms as planting seeds for the future. 
Sometimes the presentation of a truly meaningful donor gift can lead to a stronger and deeper connection. What a perfect way to plant seeds of greatness! 
 
Ceramic tile has survived for thousands of years. It comes from the earth and it is endlessly recyclable. What an appropriate medium to honor the donors of eternity!
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Curtis Institute Endowment Gift

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NATA Endowment

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Association of Trial Lawyers of America Endowment Gift

 

 

This entry was posted by lisalisalongo.

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