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Endowment

Endowment Purposes

Faculty and Academic Support
The faculty are the heart of our mission. We must provide faculty with competitive salaries so that we continue to attract and retain the best and the brightest. We must provide them with the resources they need to launch and sustain their careers as outstanding teachers and scholars. We must support their efforts as they design curricula and programs that both renew and cut across traditional disciplines to provide students with the skills they will need to understand and navigate a changing world.  [top]

Student Financial Aid
Approximately 65 percent of Mount Holyoke students receive some form of financial aid. Our financial aid is our most costly investment and among the very highest of our peers.

We must increase our scholarship funds to provide a top-notch liberal arts education to these gifted young women.

In addition, we seek to enhance our students’ opportunities for purposeful engagement by increasing funding for study abroad, internships, and research experiences on and off campus.  [top]

Programmatic Initiatives
Programmatic initiatives add tremendous value to the Mount Holyoke educational experience. Gifts in support of these initiatives—which include the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts, the Center for the Environment, the Science Center, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives—will enable continued growth to curricular and cocurricular excellence.  [top]

Unrestricted Endowment Gifts
These gifts give the College the flexibility to establish priorities and allocate funds in ways that respond to a rapidly changing world. Technological enhancements, such as installing wireless zones in the newly renovated Mead Hall, are among the critically important projects that enhance curricular and residential life.  [top]


Approximately 20 percent of the College’s annual operating budget comes from endowment income.

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