What is an "endowment" and how can it support Campbellsville University?

An endowment is an investment of money or other assets received for a purpose where the donor, grantor or source has specified that the principal shall be preserved, utilizing only the interest and earnings for a stated purpose.

Endowed funds assure Campbellsville University's future as a Christian university of choice. Such funding enables the University to attract cutting-edge faculty who are committed to the intertwining of faith and discipline, as well as deserving students who seek to earn a degree at a comprehensive, private university.

What types of programs can be endowed at Campbellsville University?

  • Scholarships
  • Instructorships
  • Professorships
  • Deanships
  • Buildings
  • Academic Chairs
  • Student Life/ Campus Ministries Program
  • Endowed Athletic Program

What are the minimum gift levels for establishing an endowment at Campbellsville University?


Endowed Scholarships
Endowed Instructorships
Endowed Professorships
Endowed Deanships
Endowed Buildings
Endowed Academic Chairs
Endowed Student Life/ Campus Ministries Program $1,000,000
Endowed Athletic Program $1,000,000

How do I begin the process of establishing an endowment?

If you are interested in giving to an endowed fund at Campbellsville University, you may do so online or by contacting our office. If you would like more information on establishing a named endowed fund please contact the Office of Development by calling toll-free at 1.800.264.6014 ext. 5211 or at 270.789.5211 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), or by writing: Natalie Burdette, Director of Annual Giving, Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive, UPO 784, Campbellsville, KY 42718-2799, or by e-mailing her by clicking here.


As with all financial matters, we encourage you to discuss your plans with an attorney, CPA or tax advisor. Campbellsville University is not permitted to provide tax-related or legal advice.