Establish an Endowment

An endowment is an indefinite pact between a donor and the University of Kentucky to advance the university and to enrich students’ education. These customizable agreements allow you to make a gift that will impact students generations from now.

When you create an endowed fund, your initial gift is invested. Once it begins generating interest, the university distributes the earnings to the scholarship, program, college or professorship you designated. UK never touches the principal, allowing your gift to produce revenue indefinitely, benefitting students, faculty, research and programs or enhancing the campus and community. Endowments start at $25,000.

Donors can also establish an unrestricted endowment, dedicated to helping UK advance. These unrestricted funds give UK flexibility to focus on its goals, whether it is advancing research, offering more scholarships, increasing community outreach or offering a lecture or arts series on campus.

To learn more about endowment possibilities, including minimum giving levels and areas to support, contact us at (800) 875-6272, (859) 257-3911 or