Endowed Giving & Named Funds

Your philanthropic leadership powers JWU's growth and evolution, and gives rise to a bold new era of academic excellence.

Endowed Giving: How it Works

An endowed gift provides Johnson & Wales with a permanent stream of funding for the area you wish to support. Endowed funds are invested strategically so they will grow over time. Each year, JWU receives a portion of the fund to support the programs and priorities the initial gift was designated for. This perpetual cycle provides critical support year after year.

Named Funds: How it Works

You can establish a fund in your name or in the name of your family or loved ones. The most common examples are named scholarship funds that support deserving students who meet the guidelines set forth by you and JWU. Named funds require a minimum investment of $25,000 and can be designated to support the people and programs you are most passionate about. Our team will be happy to work with you to identify the areas of the university where your gift will have the greatest impact.