Endowment FAQ

A Direct Path to Powering Purpose

Thank you for your interest in supporting Darden through endowed professorships, scholarships and funds for other critical areas. These endowments serve as a path for donors to directly unleash the full potential of generations of purpose-driven leaders. Endowed funds also spark a virtuous cycle at the Darden School in which top students attract top faculty, leading to top rankings and resources.

Are there established levels to consider for creating a professorship?

Yes. Darden has established the following levels for endowed professorships:

Permanent Chair/Distinguished Scholar — $5 million
Term Chair — $3 million
Professor of Practice — $2 million
Visiting Professor — $2 million

Are there established levels to consider for creating a scholarships?

Yes. Darden has established the following levels for endowed scholarships:

Full-Tuition Scholarship Endowment — $1.5 million
Half-Tuition Scholarship Endowment — $750,000
One-Third-Tuition Scholarship Endowment — $500,000
Pooled Scholarship Endowment — $100,000+

What is the time period for payment of my gift?

Pledges are payable over a period of up to five years.

Who should I contact to establish an endowed fund?

To establish an endowed professorship or scholarship, inquire about matching opportunities or learn more about supporting Darden’s Powered by Purpose campaign, please contact Samantha Hartog, interim vice president for advancement, at [email protected] or +1-434-982-2151.

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