An endowment is a fund that is invested and maintained in perpetuity. Each year, investment income is used to support the purposes that donors specify.
Endowed funds are invested to generate growth of principal and a growing payout stream to ensure that future funding for endowment-supported activities can be maintained.
Endowed funds provide lasting tribute to a named individual, family or group and create a highly visible link between the honoree and the Arboretum. Donors build strong ties with the beneficiaries of their endowment, sharing in the achievements made possible by their gifts. Because endowments are permanent, successive generations of a donor’s family maintain these relationships and reap the rewards from the honorary nature of their endowment.
Endowments provide a stable income for the Arboretum and foster excellence in our collections, gardens, and education programs. You name an endowment in honor of yourself or your organization, loved ones, respected UC Davis professors, or other significant individuals.
For more information on endowments, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 752-8324.