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Ways to Give Re-occurring + Annual Gifts

Give an annual gift and change lives

Re-occurring + Annual Gifts

Emporia State depends upon annual gifts to maintain a consistent revenue stream. By giving an annual gift you ensure that our students’ educational needs are being met today.

Types of gifts

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts allow Emporia State to support its highest priorities and to be adaptive and responsive to the complex needs of our institution in an ever-changing world. By making an unrestricted gift you give us the power to direct resources where they are most needed at the time.

Support Your Passions

Your gift can also be designated to support a specific scholarship, academic program, athletic team, or facility that is particularly meaningful and important to you. Tell us how you want to help and we will ensure your gift makes the impact that means the most to you.


Endowments offer you the opportunity to make a gift with perpetual impact. Endowments create a predictable source of support and provide an enduring legacy. The minimum endowment level is $25,000.

An example of how an endowment works:

An ESU endowed fund established with a gift of $100,000 can provide nearly $470,000 to the university over 50 years. Here’s how: Based on an average return on investment of 7.9%, an annual distribution payout to the university of 3.5%, and a 2.40% endowment management fee*, in 15 years $59,900 will have been distributed to the university. At the end of 25 years, the endowment will have distributed $111,400 to the university; in addition, the endowment balance will have grown by more than $65,000. In 50 years, the endowment will have paid $296,500 to the university and the endowment balance will have grown by more than $173,000, all from an original gift of $100,000 today. This is how an endowment creates an enduring impact that honors the philanthropy of family and individual donors who make an investment in their university’s future.

* The endowment management fee provides critical resources to enable the ESU Foundation team to efficiently accept, receipt, allocate, steward, invest, monitor, expend, and report on the thousands of gifts and funds under our care.

To make an endowment gift contact us.

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Emporia State University Foundation

1500 Highland Street

Emporia, KS 66868