The College of Arts and Letters is committed to providing the best possible liberal arts education to our students. To meet that goal, we must continue to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and well-prepared students and to provide them with a technologically advanced teaching and learning environment. Your gift of financial support will enable us to ensure a legacy of excellence for arts and humanities education and scholarship at Michigan State University.
While all gifts to the College of Arts and Letters make a real difference in the lives of the university’s students, faculty, and staff, an endowment gift is especially meaningful because it provides a dependable, long-term source of support that reaps benefits year after year.
An endowment gift is invested by MSU and a portion of the investment income is spent annually, providing funding for the chosen area of support long after new contributions to the fund cease. The long-term benefits of endowments far outweigh the short-term gains of expendable contributions. For example, a $40,000 expendable gift spent outright on student scholarships will provide twenty $2,000 awards in a single year. A $40,000 gift to fund an endowment will provide more than 400 $2,000 awards over 50 years.