Endowments at Campbellsville University

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?

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 – $25,000
Endowed Instructorships – $100,000
Endowed Professorships – $250,000
Endowed Deanships – $500,000
Endowed Buildings – $500,000
Endowed Academic Chairs – $1,000,000
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 or establishing a named endowed fund please contact the Office of Development by calling toll-free at (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


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.

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