Through strategic management and stewardship, the Foundation provides reliable sources of funding to promote the University’s success today and into the future. Founded in 1970, the Foundation is directed and supervised by a board of directors whose members each serve three-year terms. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that holds, invests, and provides funds to support the University consistent with donor intent.
Most gifts made for the benefit of the University are restricted by the donor. These gifts are stewarded by the Foundation and made available to the appropriate department on campus consistent with donor intent. Gifts made without restrictions are made available to be spent at the discretion of the University’s President to assist with strategic priorities.