An Ambrosian experience lasts a lifetime. Together, we prepare students to be active and responsible leaders in their careers, communities, parishes, and families. Join us as we impact the lives of Ambrosians today, and for generations to come.
Legacy Giving helps provide a steady source of institutional financial aid, which makes a Ambrosian education more affordable for students and their families. It allows us to add and improve academic programs and facilities. It ensures the Ambrosian community and experience remains strong.
Consider a named, endowed scholarship or establish a gift plan through a life insurance agreement, charitable tax annuity and bequests. The Bishop McMullen Legacy Circle recognizes donors who give gifts of $5,000 or more to the Endowment Fund, or who notify St. Ambrose of their intentions to make provisions for the University in their estate plans.
We are happy to answer your questions about how you can invest in the future of St. Ambrose and our students.
Endowed funds provide investment income for the University to meet daily and one-time needs such as facilities improvements or emergency repairs. St. Ambrose has a policy of not spending endowment earnings to meet daily operating needs, which allowed us to weather the recent economic downturn without cutting operations as many other colleges and universities did.
The majority of St. Ambrose's endowed funds are in scholarships and provide steady financial aid for students to offset tuition. Because endowed funds are invested and only the interest is spent, they provide a reliable, steady source of income in perpetuity.
Established in 1978 to recognize individuals who have included the University in their estate plans, or who have made major commitments to endowment growth.
Today, membership in the Bishop McMullen Legacy Circle recognizes donors who give gifts of $5,000 or more to the Endowment Fund, or who notify St. Ambrose of their intentions to make provisions for the University in their estate plans.
Such provisions may include bequests, trusts, life insurance policies, annuities, securities, gifts of property, or other methods of planned giving.