Giving to Xavier

Xavier Endowment


A strong endowment allows Xavier University students, faculty and administrators to pursue initiatives and endeavors that enhance our ability to live our Jesuit mission, as well as learn, serve and achieve together.

Giving Options

  • Endowed scholarships can tip the scales in a student's decision to enroll: $50,000 minimum to endow a scholarship.
  • Endowed chairs enhance the quality of the faculty and the educational experience for students: $2 million minimum needed to endow a chair.
  • Endowed professorships recruit and retain the best faculty: minimum $1 million commitment is needed for a fully endowed professorship.
  • Gifts of any amount may be added to existing funds that support scholarships, academic programs and unrestricted funds.

Endowed funds are established in accordance with the donor’s interests and may be created in a specific discipline, in a specific department, or for use within a college or across the university. The fund generally carries the name of the person or organization that the donor wishes to honor. Gifts may be payable over time to achieve the minimum necessary for naming.

“I’ve always felt that a university needs to have the finest teachers to be a superior university, so I directed my gift to teacher’s salaries. I feel good about it. I have always had such a close affiliation with Xavier and Bellarmine, and if I was going to leave money, this is how I would do it. I’m very proud of Xavier." - Peggy Jackson '53 Edgecliff

There are countless Xavier graduates around the world living, working, and making a difference in their communities. They serve our global society with rigor and compassion having benefited from the university's commitment and the partnership of our benefactors. This is truly the legacy of an