Annual Fund Gift
Annual Fund gifts have a direct and immediate impact on all aspects of DCD and support academics, athletics, arts, financial aid, facilities and campus life. They are not usually invested for the long term, but are used for operating expenses in the same fiscal year they are received. Additionally, the Annual Fund provides the flexibility to respond quickly to new opportunities and unexpected needs.
Endowed gifts are a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. When you give to an endowment fund that already exists, you create a permanent legacy of support for DCD. See below for descriptions of some of DCD’s restricted and endowed funds.