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Capital, Endowment & Scholarship Giving

Col Donald G. Cook, USMC '52 Library

Since 1847, Xavier has grown and prospered thanks to major gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. Capital gifts to Xavier ensure a strong permanent endowment, help to build and maintain facilities, provide scholarship support to current students, and sustain a comprehensive range of academic and extracurricular programs.

The current market value of Xavier’s endowment ($91 million as of June 30, 2021) is largely attributable to gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. Xavier's academic distinction, its service to New York, the Church and the nation, and its institutional stability are a reflection of the generosity of its dedicated supporters.

What are capital gifts?

Donors who choose to make capital gifts can direct their support toward a specific purpose that matches their personal interests with the needs and priorities of Xavier. Such purposes include facilities, scholarships, and special projects. Capital gifts may also lead to recognition opportunities, which honor or memorialize a person of the donor's choosing. Capital gifts fall into the following categories: