There are many ways to give to a university endowment, such as endowed scholarships, professorships, chairs, academic programs, lectureships and unrestricted scholarships.  The endowment is a composite fund created by donor contributions who have invested their philanthropic dollars to ensure Marian University continues to build a strong fiscal foundation for the future.

Because of the endowment’s importance to the University, an ambitious goal of $1 million has been set for increasing the endowment through The Marian Campaign.  If you are interested in creating an endowed scholarship, please contact the Office of Advancement at 920.923.7613.

Endowment Funds
  • Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Endowed Chairs and faculty professorships are important for recruiting and retaining the highest-quality faculty. The money that is generated from the endowment helps faculty members to advance their instructional programs, develop new research ideas, and fund students’ work.
(Endowed Chair – $1 million, Endowed Professorship – $500,000)

  • Endowed Lectureships

Endowed lectureships supports symposia, debates, and presentations engaging our entire community in critical and challenging issues. They provide an ideal mechanism to support visitations by world-class scholars to Marian University’s campus.
(Endowed Lectureships – $25,000)

  • Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarship gifts create a lasting impact on what matters most to you and your philanthropic goals. When an endowed fund is created, it can be paid in full, or pledged over a period of time, not exceeding five years. The endowed fund can be named after yourself, family, friend, classmate or professor.  You can also donate to our general endowed scholarship, which is awarded to a students who demonstrate the most financial need.
(Endowed Scholarships – $25,000)