The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund provides critical, current-use support that benefits all aspects of the student experience—supporting faculty mentorship, invigorating campus life, offering financial aid to talented students, increasing campus sustainability, augmenting athletics resources and expanding opportunities “to prepare students for the real world, in the real world.” Whether your gift is designated for the general fund or to a specific purpose, your support for Drew will propel us to a greater future. Your gift of any size also enhances Drew’s reputation—corporations, foundations, families and others often look at alumni participation rates to evaluate the strength and spirit of the University.

We thank those who have supported and continue to support Drew, and we invite all members of the community to have an impact by giving to the Annual Fund today.

Endowed Funds

Many leadership gifts support Drew in perpetuity via the creation of an endowed fund.

Supporting Students

By endowing a scholarship, internship or fellowship, you will support Drew’s mission. Such generosity is both an investment in the worth of Drew as an institution and in qualified students whose lives will be forever transformed.

These endowed funds are invested to provide both current student assistance and long-term growth to protect against inflation. Ideally, unrestricted funding allows Drew to make the best use of endowment monies, but donors may stipulate criteria for awarding the funds.

The minimum levels to name a fund are listed below.


Named Endowment




Undergraduate Research Fellowship




Graduate Fellowship

Supporting Faculty

An endowed professorship, chair or deanship is awarded to faculty members who have distinguished themselves through their work in the classroom and respective academic disciplines. Providing funding for research and course development is another significant sign of support for their work. Enabling Drew to grant this distinction helps support the recruitment and retention of outstanding teachers and scholars. Endowed faculty positions and research support are funded in perpetuity with revenue from an invested account designated for that purpose.

The minimum levels to name a fund in these areas are listed below.


Named Endowment


Faculty and Research Development







International and Experiential Programs

For more than 50 years, thousands of students have explored the world through Drew’s Center for Global Education. Semester-long programs in New York and London, along with Drew International Seminars (now known as shortTREC and longTREC), have enabled them to gain a global perspective and hands-on experience, leading to prestigious internships and clearly defined career paths. As crucial as these programs are for students in a globally connected age, they are also financially out of reach for many.

The minimum level to name a fund in this area is $2 million.

University Endowment

One of Drew University’s highest priorities is to build the endowment so that we may offer competitive scholarships to prospective students and continue to develop outstanding programs of study.

Endowment gifts not only provide crucial support for the University, but can also create a permanent legacy for the donor or person honored through a tribute gift. Endowed internships, scholarships and professorships support Drew’s goal to attract intellectually prepared students who want to learn and retain scholarly, creative faculty who teach effectively. All endowed funds make the University more fiscally sound by providing a steady source of revenue and relieving the operating budget.

The minimum levels needed to establish named endowed funds are listed below. These funds may be created over three to five years by establishing a pledge that is filled incrementally with annual payments.


Endowed Fund


Academic Internship


Named Scholarship


Library Acquisition Endowment


Faculty Research/Visiting Scholar

$2.5 million


$3 million

Faculty Chair


Endowed Program


Building Endowment

To learn more about naming a fund at Drew, please contact the Office of University Advancement.