Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

lanternsA gift to create an endowed fund at the University of Pittsburgh today provides a dedicated and permanent source of funding that helps maintain the mission of the University. It provides a stable and continuing resource for the student scholarships, faculty positions, and innovative research most important to you.

An endowment is a perpetual asset. Endowment donations are invested by the University and a portion of the annual income from the investment is used to fund the scholarships and other programs specified by the donor. The principal, or original investment, is always protected and maintained. That way we can ensure future generations will continue to benefit from your gift.

This annual spending allows Pitt to effectively attract and retain highly talented and diverse students, faculty, and researchers.

Learn more about the University of Pittsburgh’s endowment.

Along with creating a new endowed fund, a donor may add to one of several previously existing funds in each school, college, and department at the University of Pittsburgh.

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View and download your complimentary copy of Endowments: A Never-Ending Legacy.

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Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this complimentary guide Deferred Gift Annuities: Plan Now, Benefit Later.

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Kenneth (CBA ’64, KATZ ’65) and Gail (NURS ’66) Rowles

Kenneth (CBA ’64, KATZ ’65) and Gail (NURS ’66) Rowles The Rowles made their first gift to the University of Pittsburgh in the 1970s and since then created two endowed scholarships—one in the business school and one in the school of nursing. The couple’s estate plan also includes a gift to the University.

“Pitt really prepared us for our careers. Our giving started out small and eventually we decided to create the scholarships to pinpoint the impact of our giving. It makes us happy to know our endowed fund is giving someone who might not otherwise have an opportunity to go to Pitt, a chance at a great education.”

Next Steps

  1. Contact us to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the University of Pittsburgh in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Federal tax ID number: 25-0965591