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Endowments

Grow the financial bedrock of Baylor College of Medicine and provide permanent funds to sustain our mission.

Endowments provide a perpetual source of funding for the designated faculty member or program.

Endowed funds, such as named chairs and professorships or scholarships, are managed as part of the College’s overall Managed Investment Portfolio (MIP). A minimum gift of $150,000 is required to establish an endowment.

Fiscal year 2021 was an extraordinary year. With outstanding returns, the endowment reached an all-time high total value of $1.6 billion. Spending distributions in support of College’s missions were more than $64 million.

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2021 Endowment Report

Our endowment report details Baylor College of Medicine’s investment, performance, portfolio, management/oversight, investment goals, key investment principles and spending policy.

Levels of Endowment

  • Center/Institute* – $10 million – $75 million
  • Academic Department/Division* – $10 million – $25 million
  • Laboratory* – $5 million – $10 million
  • Presidential Chair – $4 million
  • Distinguished Chair – $3 million
  • Chair – $2 million
  • Professorship – $1 million
  • Term Chair – $1 million
  • Fellowship – $750,000
  • Presidential M.D. Scholarship – $650,000
  • Faculty Scholar – $500,000
  • M.D./Ph.D. Scholarship – $400,000 
  • Ph.D. Scholarship – $400,000
  • Lectureship – $150,000
  • M.S. Scholarship – $150,000
  • M.D. Scholarship – $150,000
  • Doctor of Nurse Practice Scholarship – $150,000
  • Genetic Counseling Scholarship – $150,000
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Scholarship – $150,000
  • Physician Assistant Scholarship – $150,000

*based on size and complexity

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Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D.
Why I Give

“The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is honored to help support the endowed lectureship in recognition of the many contributions to immunology, science education and mentorship of the late Jonathan M. Levitt, Ph.D. This lectureship will continue his legacy to support diverse scholars, enhance scientific community and lead to meaningful changes in human health in the years ahead.”

Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Endowment FAQs

How do I find out more about endowment funds and how they provide support?
What is the difference between an endowment’s corpus and market values?
Can I fund an endowment over time?
Can I create an endowment fund with a gift through my estate plan?
Will I need to work with an attorney to create an endowment agreement?
How can I find out about my endowment after I have made my gift?
Will I be able to contact my student scholarship recipient?

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