Invest in the Future Shepherd University General Enhancement Endowment
The Shepherd University General Enhancement Endowment is a fund created by the Shepherd University Foundation to enable donors to join together in providing endowed funding for academic program support and University initiatives and priorities. Gifts to this endowment will continue to grow and benefit Shepherd’s campus and programs for years to come. Donors who wish to make endowed gifts to enhance the excellence of academic programs and other campus priorities may choose to give to this fund in any amount.
Annual Support for Academic Programs
- School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers students opportunities to learn and grow as scientists, scholars, and citizens. The school offers a series of diverse, but related majors ranging from conceptual and theoretical fields to basic sciences in four departments: biology; chemistry; computer science, mathematics, and engineering; and institute of environmental and physical sciences. Gifts will be for immediate use unless requested by the donor.
- School of Arts and Humanities
The School of Arts and Humanities is comprised of five departments: contemporary art and theater, mass communications, history, English and modern languages, and music. The school offers an amazing variety of learning opportunities–honors classes, interdisciplinary studies, independent study, internships, service learning, capstones–in every major. Gifts will be for immediate use unless requested by the donor.
- School of Business and Social Sciences
The School of Business and Social Sciences is home to seven departments: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics and Finance, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology and Geography. The school provides high quality undergraduate education in many core content areas, plus professional studies, and graduate programs in Business Administration and College Student Development and Administration. Gifts will be for immediate use unless requested by the donor.
- School of Education and Professional Studies
The School of Education and Professional Studies is home to three departments: education; health, physical Education, recreation and sports; and nursing. While department facilities are spread throughout Shepherd’s two campuses in Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, the school is united in its preparation of students with academic rigor to be critical thinkers and problem solvers with the technical skills to enter the world of career opportunities. Gifts will be for immediate use unless requested by the donor.
- Scarborough Library
The mission of the Scarborough Library is to be a leading resource for information, innovation, and community enrichment at Shepherd University and in the region. The library is dedicated to four core values: learning, service, accessibility and diversity, which are in direct alignment with the core values of Shepherd University: Learning, Engagement, Integrity, Accessibility and Community. Gifts will be for immediate use unless requested by the donor. Donors are encouraged to visit the Scarborough Society of Shepherd University page for more information about supporting the Scarborough library.
Existing Program Endowments
Many donors choose to make gifts to one of our established named endowments. Endowments have been created to support most of our academic majors and programs. We welcome contributions of any amount to any of our academic program support funds. For assistance in making your contribution, please contact:
Create a Legacy: Create Your Named Endowment
Have you ever considered creating a legacy for yourself or someone you wish to honor through a named endowed award fund? Named endowments may be established through the Shepherd University Foundation to support student scholarships, academic programs, or faculty excellence. Charitable gifts to create named funds are permanently invested by the Foundation to provide a perpetual source of annual awards. Endowments may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000 to which donors may choose to pledge funding over a period of 3-5 years, or provide funding through a make a deferred gift. Deferred gifts include bequests or other planned gifts, such as naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of a trust, annuity, or insurance policy.
To learn more about creating your own named endowment, please visit Gifts that Endure or contact: