Endowments provide ongoing support for UBC programs and students. When you create an endowment, your gift is invested for the long term and the annual interest from your gift is distributed according to the terms you have established. These terms are captured in the Endowment Trust Agreement, which is signed by you and the president of UBC.
Endowment donors create meaningful legacies, and provide stable, dependable support for scholarships, bursaries, professorships, chairs, student programs, research programs, teaching support and more. Endowments help to transform the university and build a strong foundation for the present and the future.
Every year, the university provides a summary report for each endowed fund to the designated donor contact. It includes information on the impact that endowments are providing to our students, faculty members, programs and the community. The report also details the financial activity in the endowment account for the previous fiscal year. Further information is provided below on endowment performance and management.