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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
  • Other Colleges/Programs 25
  • Arts and Sciences 11
  • Centrally Administered 8
  • Engineering 7
  • Foster School of Business 5
  • Student Financial Aid 4
Endowments by Schools, Colleges, and Programs
Schools, Colleges, and Programs Endowment Value at 6/30/2020 Number of Individual Endowments
UW Medicine $719,023,806 991
College of Arts and Sciences 415,743,123 946
College of Engineering 255,468,829 422
Foster School of Business 185,230,412 236
Student Financial Aid 168,258,539 251
Office of the President and Provost 318,798,749 531
Law School 104,561,500 107
College of the Environment 104,467,964 282
Intercollegiate Athletics 88,581,302 226
University Libraries 51,702,446 108
Graduate School 41,127,191 78
School of Nursing 50,462,630 149
Tacoma Campus 42,734,310 80
Undergraduate Academic Affairs 52,818,461 35
College of Built Environments 43,454,171 127
School of Dentistry 27,561,858 89
College of Education 25,548,023 80
Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 22,408,216 39
School of Pharmacy 22,306,548 71
Health Sciences 17,485,157 4
School of Public Health 19,735,306 89
School of Social Work 29,116,138 46
Office of Research 8,530,575 4
University of Washington Press 7,301,508 17
Information School 7,688,514 52
Bothell Campus 4,576,102 26
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity 6,480,416 49
CoMotion 13,229,777 2
Finance and Facilities 9,608,909 10
Office of the Vice President of Student Life 3,880,211 27
Continuum College 1,772,427 8
University Advancement 17,597,939 7
2,887,261,057 5,189
Operating Funds 625,127,995 2
Non-UW Endowment 47,597,352 67
Total $3,559,986,364 5,253

Endowed gifts coupled with investment returns

resulted in the growth of the CEF.

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ANNUALIZED RETURN OVER LAST
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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 24
  • Other University Activities* 23
  • Program/Academic Support 17
  • Research Activities 7

* A portion of the Universitiy's operating funds are invested in the CEF. Distributions benefit campus-wide programs.

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, has provided powerful long-term impact, distributing over $160,000 in fellowship support and still having a market value double its original value.