Establish an Endowment

A named ARCS Foundation Oregon Endowment supports a scholar award at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, or University of Oregon in perpetuity. By establishing an endowment you can leave a legacy by giving a gift today that will continue funding outstanding ARCS Foundation scholars permanently into the future.

ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Endowment

  • The minimum amount to establish an ARCS endowment at OHSU, OSU, or UO is $100,000.
  • The three research universities supported by ARCS Oregon, OHSU, OSU, and UO, currently allocate matching funds of $50,000.
  • An endowment may bear your name or the name of someone you choose to honor.
  • The endowment funds a scholar in an approved ARCS Foundation Oregon department at the university designated by the Donor.
  • University Matched Endowment Agreements have been written and approved by ARCS Oregon board and our university partners.

Management of Endowments at the Universities

  • The endowment is invested and managed by our university partners (OHSU, OSU and UO). The endowments are 3-way agreements between:
           The Donor
           ARCS Foundation Oregon
    ​       The respective university (OHSU, OSU, or UO)
  • Once the endowment is established, each individual endowment maintains a separate identity but is pooled with all university endowments for investment purposes.
  • The goal of an established endowment is to fund scholar awards from its investment returns. The ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award funds an aggregate of $18,000 payable over 3 years.
  • Each university will provide an annual report on the endowment status and activity to the Donor.

An endowed Scholar Award may be funded by check or appreciated securities. To request more information about sponsoring an Endowed Scholar Award please EMAIL us.

Photo courtesy of Andie Petkus
Sydney Weber ARCS Scholar, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU