Endowments to the College
Endowments are permanent funds in which the principal is held in perpetuity and only the investment income is expended annually (payout). Endowment gifts provide long-term sources of funding for the College. Funds support activities not just for one year, or even one generation, but forever.
An endowed fund is established through a minimum gift of cash or stock totaling $25,000, which can be made over a period of 5 years. Endowments can be very specifically focused or they can be generally designated for the most critical program or need. An endowment can be named in honor of an individual, colleague, or family member as well as an organization, foundation or corporation.
Endowment support areas include:
Endowment funds are invested prudently to ensure they can sustain current and future needs. You can read more on the Foundation's Investment Policy.
You can give at anytime online, or by clicking the Donate Now icon found throughout the site. You can also download this fillable PDF and mail back to the Foundation at: College of the Desert Foundation, 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, Ca 92260.
For Information on all any of the giving opportunities found here, or if you have questions and would like to talk to someone at the Foundation, call 760-773-2561 or e-mail Jhummer@collegeofthedesert.edu