Annual gifts: Annual gifts are crucial to the Bagley College of Engineering. They provide ongoing support for the College, its departments and research centers, academic programs and student support services. Your annual contributions provide critical assistance and ensure that the BCoE maintains quality programs and a high level of education excellence. Your gift can be designated to support any of the BCoE’s strategic needs and can be used immediately.
Endowments: When you make an endowed gift to the BCoE, you are helping provide a resource for future generations. Your contribution is held in perpetuity, the principal is invested, and only the income from the investment is spent, allowing the legacy of your generosity to continue forever. Endowments may be named for the donor or in honor of another person of the donor’s choosing.
Types of endowed funds:
Faculty Chairs: from $1,500,000. Endowed chairs help the BCoE attract and retain distinguished faculty who are renowned in their field. The income is used to supplement salary and research efforts.
Professorships: from $500,000. Professorships help to attract and retain talented faculty in the middle of their career. The income is used to supplement salary and research efforts.
Graduate Fellowships: from $250,000. Graduate fellowships are needed to attract and retain outstanding graduate students. Funds are used to offset the costs of education.
Scholarships: from $25,000. Scholarships are used to attract and retain the best and brightest undergraduate students throughout the state, region and nation. Funds are used to offset the costs of education.
Other Endowed Funds: from $25,000. These funds may be used for support of a wide range of needs, including equipment maintenance, faculty enrichment, research and travel, and program support.
The BCoE is currently undergoing several building projects. With most of the funding coming from private donations, your support is vital. There are many ways to leave a lasting impact. Naming opportunities for buildings, laboratories, classrooms and offices are available. Please click here to see our current giving opportunities.