While investments in capital projects build the campus infrastructure, the programs, people and the ongoing maintenance of the campus are supported through the endowment.
The Colleges endowment consists of many separate funds – named and general – that have been established throughout the history of Hobart and William Smith. Invested collectively, the funds generate income that supports all aspects of the campus and HWS programs. The Board of Trustees carefully invests the funds and uses a formula to determine the appropriate amount of interest and appreciation (total return) that should be used in any given year. This strategy ensures a balance between the need for current-use dollars and the long-term integrity of the endowment.
There are many options available for consideration when giving to the endowment:
(Dollar amounts are minimums)
Student Support and Enrichment