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Advancement

Endowments

Endowments create a foundation intended to build lasting financial strength, stability and long-term funding. At Texas Woman’s, these funds are invested with the purpose of producing continued earnings over time. This means the principal amount of each endowment remains in perpetuity while the investment income generated provides support annually for teaching and research, student aid, programs and activities.

Two TWU occupational therapy students on the Houston campus.

Endowment Impact

Endowed funds make an impact that is felt year after year. Endowments not only provide students in need with the means to attain their degree but also help to ensure that they have the tools and resources required for the best educational experience possible. From bolstering the recruitment and retention of high-quality academic leadership to providing program support for state-of-the-art technology and facilities, endowments help Texas Woman’s continue its legacy of excellence.

Sada Allen

I would just like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have no idea what this scholarship truly means to me. This support will relieve me of much financial stress. I promise one day to pay it forward just as the donor of this scholarship has done for me.

Sada Allen, MBA ’25, recipient of the Alice Collier Clark Scholarship Endowment

How It Works

Endowments may be established with a gift of $25,000 or more. Pledges may be paid over a five-year period. Your endowment may carry your name or the name of someone you wish to honor. Many donors choose to name endowments to honor a family member, an influential professor, or mentor. If you wish to create an endowment or for more information, please contact one of our Development Directors or our Donor Relations team at 940-898-3872 or giving@twu.edu.

Match Your Passion

Whatever college, cause or cohort inspires you to give, we are confident Texas Woman’s has a giving opportunity to match it. By endowing your gift today, you can make an impact that will live on for generations to come. 

Endowment Opportunities

  • Student Scholarship ($25,000 or more)
  • Program ($25,000 or more)
  • Fellowship/Graduate Assistantship ($100,000 or more)
  • Lectureship ($250,000 or more)
  • Visiting Professorship/Artist-in-Residence ($500,000 or more)
  • Professorship ($500,000 or more) 
  • Chair ($1,000,000 or more)
TWU donor with a student.

Fund Management

Donors that create an endowment receive a yearly report at the close of each fiscal year. The report provides information on the performance of the endowment during the previous year. Scholarship donors will also receive information about their scholarship recipient(s) and when possible have opportunities to engage with the student(s) through virtual or in-person events. Donors with academic endowments receive a yearly impact statement highlighting support provided by their funds.

Questions?

Kimberly A. Russell, Ed.D.
Vice President of University Advancement
Executive Director, TWU Foundation
krussell9@twu.edu 
940-898-3860