Our mission at Fred Hutch is urgent. To speed the start of more cures, we need partners who share our vision. One way you can build a legacy of support for lifesaving cancer research is by creating an endowment.
Endowments form a bedrock of permanent support that drives discovery at Fred Hutch. By design, endowments are sustainable resources, continually replenished by investment returns. As the most long-lasting and dependable sources of private funds, endowments offer our scientists a smart and strategic path to future breakthroughs.
You can endow a chair either in your name or a name of your choosing by making a gift in the following amounts:
For a gift of $2 million, you can endow a chair for a faculty member and help us recruit and retain the best researchers.
For a gift of $5 million, you can endow a chair for Fred Hutch's president and director and help fund innovative research.
As we work to eliminate cancer, it is our faculty who will drive us forward to cures. Endowed chairs help Fred Hutch recruit and retain the finest minds in the world — stars who lead truly transformative research.
An endowed chair provides long-term, sustainable funding that gives our faculty the freedom to take risks in their research and pursue uncharted paths of exploration. It is also one of the highest accolades faculty members can receive and publicly honors their contributions and achievements.
McIlwain Family Endowed Chair
Funded by Matt and Carol McIlwain
Gifts of any size, including estate gifts, can be directed to the general endowment, the returns from which are distributed to Fred Hutch’s areas of greatest need.
You can also create a named endowment in an area of interest and importance to you and your family. Options include:
For a gift of $100,000 or more, you can invest in center operations that accelerate research and the quest for cures.
For a gift of $250,000, you can support a specific program or area of research, such as one of our five scientific divisions.
For a gift of $1 million, you can endow a named fellowship for one postdoctoral researcher and specify the area of interest.
Endowment management is central to our strategy of providing a secure stream of research dollars. Fred Hutch’s endowment funds are professionally managed and operated under the authority of the Board of Trustees Investment Committee. The committee receives investment advisory services from top-tier, global financial consultants.
We pursue a smart, conservative strategy of asset allocation where consistent returns are emphasized over individual year results. In meeting that objective, our endowments will remain a robust engine for innovation and a permanent tribute to the generosity and vision of the donors who create them.