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Endowments are one of the tools that allow the University of Wyoming to budget effectively and the university to create its financial plan for the coming year. When a donor creates an endowed fund, generations to come will benefit from their philanthropy in perpetuity. Individual endowments from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other generous parties are pooled into an endowment fund.

The goal of the endowment fund is to make consistent contributions to campus operations and programs designed to benefit students, faculty, and programs. Every year, in accordance with its payout policy, the UW Foundation distributes millions of dollars from endowments to support UW’s teaching, research, and public service missions.

Endowment Pool Performance

The market value of the endowment portfolio as of June 30, 2020, increased to $585.9 million, earning 4.5% net of all fees. This is up from $535.5 million on June 30, 2019.

Payout from the endowment to the university totaled $20.5 million. Over a ten-year period ending June 30, 2020, the cumulative amount of foundation support from the endowment totals $157.8 million. Payout only includes dollars from gifts that are in the endowment portfolio and does not include gifts that came to the foundation designated for use as expendable funds.

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University of Wyoming Foundation

222 S 22nd Street

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-6300

Toll Free: 1-888-831-7795

Fax: 307-766-4045


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