A gift for your lifetime and beyond
You can create a lasting tribute to a family member or friend or ensure your own legacy when you establish a named endowment to provide ongoing support for the director’s initiatives, a collection, a staff position, a program, or a museum of personal significance. Your gift today will keep on giving—forever—providing a reliable source of funds year-after-year to meet your philanthropic goals and to help create a solid, permanent foundation for the Briscoe Center now and in the future.
You can fund your endowment with an outright gift, or a pledge of up to five years, with cash, stock, or IRA charitable gift transfers. You can also establish an endowment today to be funded later through a bequest, retirement account, life insurance beneficiary designation, or other tax-wise methods.
With an endowment gift, the principal is not spent on the gift purpose. Your gift is invested in a pooled fund by The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) on behalf of the Briscoe Center. Each year, a percentage of the returns is distributed to support the purpose you set forth in the endowment gift agreement. Investment returns above the distribution rate are reinvested, raising the value of the endowment over time in order to keep up with inflation and maintain the endowment’s spending power. As time passes and the endowment grows, even more students, scholars, and visitors will benefit from your gift.
Create an essential endowment
The Briscoe Center competes with other top research centers, museums, and archives in recruiting and retaining the best talent. The center’s expert staff provide exemplary service to students, scholars, and other researchers by helping patrons navigate through vast resources created in a variety of media. They serve as facilitators for uncovering information that might otherwise remain hidden. They master a wide range of technological tools and software. They also provide access to the collections for both the academic community and the general public by curating exhibitions, publishing books, producing educational programs, digital projects, and documentary film. You can help provide exceptional access to the collections by establishing a named endowment supporting key professional staff, student internships, and research fellowships, or in support of the center’s projects based on the collections.
If you are interested in creating an endowment, the Briscoe Center’s chief development officer, Lisa Avra, can assist you with identifying and documenting your gift intent and determining funding strategies to help you reach your philanthropic goals.
Thank you to the Briscoe Center’s
Harry W. Atwood
Thomas F. Banchoff
Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.
Helen Patricia and Edward F. Clendenin, Jr.
Dora Dieterich Bonham Estate
Janey and Dolph Briscoe, Jr.
Orville Bullington in honor of Eugene C. Barker
Adele Hay and Creekmore Fath
Richard Tudor Fleming
Julian W. Garrett Research Travel Fund
Suzan and Julius Glickman
Marion Goldin Charitable Gift Fund
Eleanor M. Hill
Lula Kell in honor of Frank Kell
Jeanne and Michael Klein
Clyde R. Littlefield
J. R. Parten
Eileen L. Poiani
The Ragsdale Foundation
Sam Rayburn Foundation
Judith G. Segura and J. Thomas Garrett in honor of Julian W. Garrett
Estelle Boughton Sharp
William A. and Madeline Welder Smith Foundation
The TIPRO Foundation, Inc.
Ruby D. and Alfred Wagner, Jr.
Margaret M. and Dewitt Waltmon, Sr.
The West Endowment
W. Dexter White in honor of Ophelia Arnett Gilmore
376th Heavy Bombardment Group