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The Excelsior College Endowment

Excelsior College's endowment funds support the mission of the College by providing a reliable source of funds for current and future use. Endowments represent a permanent partnership between Excelsior College and the donors who contribute to them. The legacy of thoughtful donors plays a role in the life of the College in perpetuity, and becomes the basis upon which Excelsior can build its achievements. The generosity of Excelsior's endowment donors is appreciated by generations past, present, and future.

Creating an endowment at Excelsior College secures the future of the institution and provides an essential and reliable source of funding for scholarships, the development of new degree programs and other partnerships that benefit adult learners. Endowments also ensure long-term support of the College through the stewardship and portfolio management,

The College is creating new degree programs, redesigning existing undergraduate and graduate curricula, and developing new scholarship opportunities that enhance access to higher education and degree completion programs for self-directed adults. Endowments are critical to the success and ongoing support of these initiatives.

The minimum gift for an endowment is $10,000, which may be funded in the following ways:

  • Through a one-time gift or over a ten-year period
  • Through cash
  • Through securities

Endowments are an appropriate and meaningful way to honor the memory and legacy of loved ones. Creating an endowment enables the College to maintain its commitment to serving the public interest as a center of innovation in higher education, policy formulation and advocacy on behalf of adult learners and to conducting its affairs in a manner that acknowledges the maturity, autonomy and dignity of its students.

For more information about creating an endowment, contact Dawn Gerrain, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, at

Contact: Donors


Samantha Zullo

Development Assistant

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