WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO CREATE scholarship support for students, endorse excellence in faculty research and teaching, or enhance academic programs, and endowed gift will allow you to make a lasting impact at St. Bonaventure. 

For instance, anonymous benefactors chose to establish the Dr. Patrick Panzarella EndowedPictured_Dr_Patrick_Panzarella Professorship for the Department of English in August 2015. Their endowed gift pays tribute to the 50-plus-year career of Dr. Panzarella (pictured at right), while providing $12,500 per year in crucial faculty and student support. 

When you make a gift to the endowment, it becomes a permanent legacy in support of educational excellence. In the endowment fund, the principal is protected and a portion of the earned income (an average of 5 percent) is used to help with current expenses.

Those funds are vital for providing student scholarships, faculty support, and capital needs. Growing the endowment also supports our Franciscan heritage, student extracurricular activities, and our beautiful campus infrastructure. Please contact us today to discover how you can make a difference with a gift to St. Bonaventure's endowment.   

Endowment Opportunities 

 •$2,000,000 - Endowed Academic Chair provides $100,000 annually.

•$250,000 - Endowed Professorship provides $12,500 annually.    

•$100,000 -  Endowed Visiting Professorship provides $5,000 annually. 

•$50,000 - Graduate & Undergraduate Endowed Research Fellowship provides $2,500 annually.    

•$25,000 minimum - Endowed Scholarship provides $1,250 annually. 

•$25,000  - Endowed Visiting Lecturer provides $1,250 annually. 

•$25,000 - Endowed Program Fund provides $1,250 annually. 

Example: A program endowment gift of $100,000 would create revenue of $5,000 per year for the program or department of your choice.

A healthy endowment is said to be three times an organization’s operating budget. St. Bonaventure University’s endowment stands at $60.4 million (as of May 2016). Our goal is to increase this amount to $100 million over the next decade. 

When you give to St. Bonaventure’s endowment, you create a permanent legacy of support. Your gift is invested and the earnings allow the university to meet the needs of our constituents, with a special emphasis on the students we serve.
A gift to the university’s endowment will help guarantee St. Bonaventure’s long-term success while making a direct impact on today’s students.

Choosing to support the endowment offers the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.