At the University of Washington our mission promises to enhance lives everywhere— a goal that would simply not be possible without your endowed support. As lasting legacies, endowed gifts provide perpetual support for students, faculty, and university programs and services. They serve as the foundation upon which we build our success. While we can measure the endowment’s annual fiscal performance in this report, the impact that your gift will make in perpetuity is immeasurable.

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The impact is felt year after year,

generation after generation.

DISTRIBUTED OVER LAST 10 YEARS

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Endowments provide opportunities for

students and faculty in their quest for

excellence and innovation.

Endowments provide opportunities for students and faculty in their quest for

excellence and innovation.

  • UW Medicine 21
  • Operating Funds 18
  • Arts and Sciences 13
  • Centrally Administered 8
  • Engineering 8
  • Foster School of Business 6
  • Student Financial Aid 5
  • All Other Programs 21
Endowments by Schools, Colleges, and Programs
Schools, Colleges, and Programs Endowment Value at 6/30/19 Number of Individual Endowments
UW Medicine $761,950,444 1,019
College of Arts and Sciences 464,815,524 1,030
College of Engineering 297,401,304 451
Foster School of Business 201,959,806 255
Student Financial Aid 169,168,438 252
Office of the President and Provost 131,076,954 93
Law School 106,799,481 112
College of the Environment 115,580,060 303
Intercollegiate Athletics 87,085,898 224
University Libraries 51,712,727 104
Graduate School 51,442,612 92
School of Nursing 55,768,145 157
Tacoma Campus 48,247,990 86
Undergraduate Academic Affairs 55,487,657 37
College of Built Environments 46,847,851 134
School of Dentistry 35,150,364 100
College of Education 27,992,345 81
Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 23,714,756 41
School of Pharmacy 25,537,286 74
Health Sciences 18,293,883 5
School of Public Health 23,246,486 102
School of Social Work 29,406,360 51
Office of Research 8,836,545 4
University of Washington Press 7,260,212 17
Information School 8,005,734 55
Bothell Campus 5,001,772 29
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity 6,288,979 46
CoMotion 11,734,229 2
Finance and Facilities 7,884,152 10
Office of the Vice President of Student Life 4,162,156 28
Educational Outreach 2,292,118 9
University Advancement 871,032 4
2,891,023,300 5,007
Operating Funds 648,965,639 2
Non-UW Endowment 47,733,782 67
Total $3,587,722,721 5,076

Endowed gifts coupled with investment returns

resulted in the growth of the CEF.

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ANNUALIZED RETURN OVER LAST 20 YEARS

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Impact

The impact of endowment gifts is evident in every corner of the University of Washington, from the inspiring faculty who hold endowed professorships to the extraordinary students that choose the UW because of scholarships and fellowships.

Endowment Support by Purpose

  • Student Support 29
  • Faculty Support 23
  • Other University Support 23
  • Program/Academic Support 18
  • Research Support 7

Gifts at Work

Endowments create extraordinary impact across our campuses. These are just a few of the countless stories that philanthropy makes possible year after year, generation after generation.

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Power of Investment Returns

& Prudent Spending Policy

The generous $100,000 gift from William and Ruth Gerberding invested in 1996 provided a powerful impact distributing $150K in fellowship support and still having a market value of double its original value.