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Sierra College Foundation

Establishing an Endowment

You can establish an endowment fund to benefit Sierra College. A minimum of $20,000 is required for endowed funds.

How does an endowment work?

  • Funds are treated as principal and are permanently invested.
  • Earnings from the investments are distributed each year.
  • Endowment provides a solid base for annual funding to support student success, program enhancement and community enrichment.
  • All investments are managed professionally in a diversified portfolio.
  • The donor may designate the endowment name and its purpose.
  • Endowment is an on-going means of support for higher education in Placer and Nevada Counties.

What are the benefits of being an endowment donor?

  • Prominent honor for donor and their family, company or organization.
  • Community recognition through Sierra College Foundation's Circle of Honor and publications.
  • Quality of life contribution to the future of the college and the community.
  • Savings in estate, capital gains and income taxes.
  • Leadership example for others to follow.

How does an endowment benefit Sierra College and the community?

  • Reduces financial barriers to attending college.
  • Provides greater opportunities for life and career enhancement.
  • Enriches classroom experience.
  • Provides high quality instruction to students.
  • Allows for state-of-the-art technology and equipment.
  • Reflects confidence in the college's mission and role.
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