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Naming Opportunities: Endowed Programs

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A matching gift from the National Endowment for the Humanities created the NEH Southwest Regional Humanities Center in the College of Liberal Arts. The Center conducts interdisciplinary studies of the region's history, people, cultures, and physical environments, and offers programs and lectures by visiting scholars.




Endowed programs within the College of Liberal Arts provide funds for academic enrichment on campus, including lectures by visiting scholars and dignitaries, readings by well-known authors, and musical and theatrical performances. Endowed programs enrich the learning experience by providing funds for the acquisition of books, periodicals, and other materials and equipment used in classrooms and labs.  Endowed programs can also support faculty and student scholarship beyond the campus.

Examples of endowed programs in the College include the Therese Kayser Lindsay Poetry Series in the Department of English, the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture Series in the Department of Geography, the Wilson Asian Faculty-Student Exchange Endowment in the Center for International Studies, and the NEH Southwest Regional Humanities Center, a program of the Center for the Study of the Southwest.

When you decide to endow a program, the University Development Foundation will work with you to establish and name the program and to designate the department or program where it will be housed. Endowments are invested by the Texas State Development Foundation for maximum return of income within the approved guidelines of the Board of Regents. The endowment remains intact, and only interest is used for the award. A portion of the interest is reinvested in the fund to enable it to grow.

Endowments can be funded with cash, marketable securities, real estate, life insurance, bequests, or retirement plans. For more information and to fund an endowment, please contact:

                                                University Advancement
                                                (512) 245-2396