Capital and Endowment Giving: Funding the Future

Maintaining the qualities that define Princeton, and keeping it strong for the future, require substantial resources. These key characteristics distinguish Princeton as a world-class institution and enable it to generate ideas, make discoveries, and educate new generations of leaders for a rapidly changing world.

They include a groundbreaking no-loan financial aid program; a culture in which all professors teach undergraduates; cutting-edge research that holds the promise of helping to solve some of society’s most pressing problems; an exceptionally talented, diverse, and dedicated student body; a historic campus of striking beauty; and an unflagging quest for excellence.

Capital and endowed gifts allow all of these elements to thrive. They can be unrestricted or designated by the donor for use in support of specific programs, initiatives, or building/renovation projects. The Office of Capital Giving works with alumni, parents, and friends of Princeton to match their interests with the needs of the University.

These gifts to the Princeton endowment are invested, and their earnings provide a permanent source of income for the University. Capital and endowment funds are vital to ensuring that the University will continue to fulfill its mission of teaching, research, and service for generations to come.

Find out more about current University priorities. You may also contact our office directly at 609.258.8972 to discuss making capital and endowment gifts to Princeton.