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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 17
  • Other Colleges/Programs 22
  • Arts and Sciences 13
  • Centrally Administered 8
  • Engineering 8
  • Foster School of Business 6
  • Student Financial Aid 5
Endowments by Schools, Colleges, and Programs
Schools, Colleges, and Programs Endowment Value at 6/30/2021 Number of Individual Endowments
UW Medicine $1,010,377,206 1079
College of Arts and Sciences 617,170,143 1093
College of Engineering 398,253,520 491
Foster School of Business 260,174,193 276
Student Financial Aid 229,040,142 261
Office of the President and Provost 168,193,166 99
Law School 140,276,262 115
College of the Environment 151,892,082 318
Intercollegiate Athletics 119,311,028 243
University Libraries 68,038,353 115
Graduate School 66,152,393 100
School of Nursing 72,600,030 166
Tacoma Campus 62,449,085 93
Undergraduate Academic Affairs 69,269,795 39
College of Built Environments 61,028,799 141
School of Dentistry 46,522,892 105
College of Education 45,433,574 93
Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 30,401,527 42
School of Pharmacy 38,332,541 87
Health Sciences 22,876,867 5
School of Public Health 30,785,430 105
School of Social Work 42,637,358 55
Office of Research 11,074,550 4
University of Washington Press 9,158,746 17
Information School 11,047,797 62
Bothell Campus 6,746,128 35
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity 9,231,326 54
CoMotion 17,174,988 2
Finance and Facilities 1,543,412 5
Office of the Vice President of Student Life 5,719,508 31
Continuum College 1,632,375 4
University Advancement 1,332,231 6
3,825,877,447 5,341
Operating Funds 811,544,521 2
Non-UW Endowment 74,627,580 68
Total $4,712,049,548 5,411

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 30
  • Faculty Support 23
  • Other University Activities* 19
  • Program/Academic Support 21
  • 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 $175,000 gift from Robert H. Soper, invested in 1995, has provided powerful long-term impact. This fund has distributed over $380,000 in support of students with disabilities and still has a market value five times more than its original value.