Endowment & Capital Gifts

Endowed Funds

Gilman School manages more than 200 named endowed funds. Alumni, parents, and friends have established these endowed scholarship, faculty development, and program funds. The principal is held in perpetuity, and only the endowment income is spent. The minimum gift to create an endowed fund is $100,000.

A strong endowment allows the Trustees and administration to plan for Gilman's future and to meet changing priorities over time. Numerous opportunities exist to recognize an individual, a faculty member, family, friend or colleague through the creation of a named endowment. Such gifts may be designated for a particular division, program or area of interest.

Named funds become a permanent part of the Gilman legacy, enriching the educational experience for generations to come.

A donor may also elect to support a particular priority by establishing a named fund or a fund that the School may allocate in full toward an immediate need.


Capital gifts are single- or multi-year gifts given in addition to The Gilman Fund and restricted to specific programs, purposes or buildings identified by the Board of Trustees' Strategic Plan and the Campus Master Plan.

Over and above Gilman's need for annual operating support is its need to plan for the School's long-term health and to pursue new opportunities as they arise. Capital gifts may be directed toward endowing a scholarship, providing faculty support, supporting a program or improving the athletic facilities or a classroom building.

named endowed funds

of annual operating budget from endowment income

minimum gift to create an endowed fund

For More Information

If you are interested making a capital gift or in establishing an endowed fund, please contact:

M. Kate Ratcliffe

Director of Development

Mary Ellen Porter

Director of Major Gifts

410.323.7557 fax

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