Endowments provide financial stability because the principal gift is retained and invested to produce interest income on an annual basis, generation after generation. Endowments are a permanent source of funding in which the principal amount stays intact while the generated interest provides a consistent stream of income to be used for the purpose designated by the donor. Only a portion of the annual investment return is available for use. The rest of the investment yield is returned to the principal, and over time, the fund grows. Creating an endowment is an excellent way to ensure your legacy at Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine because your gift will support medical students in perpetuity.
Chair - $1 Million
Support a new full-time faculty member on a permanent basis. This position is a unique incentive to recruit and/or retain gifted faculty members whose teaching and research exemplify UH’s mission. Endowment income provides salary support and resources for research and teaching.
Full Professor - $500,000
Support a new full-time faculty employee. Full professors are senior-level faculty who are empowered to continue their responsibilities as a professor while simultaneously working toward the goal of expanding their research and further building their body of work.
College Professor - $250,000
Support a new full-time faculty employee. College professors are scholars who are experts in their field and teachers of the highest rank. They almost always have a Ph.D., perform research in their discipline, and supervise graduate students.