Types of Gifts

Unrestricted Gifts
The Henderson Fund is the primary vehicle through which alumni provide support to the university. It is “always REDDIE” and enables Henderson’s leaders the flexibility to meet a variety of needs.
Directed Gifts
You may choose to designate your gift to a specific school or program, scholarship, or priority area at the university. When you make a directed gift to Henderson, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your gift is supporting a program that is personally meaningful for you.
Endowments are the gifts that keep on giving. An endowed fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested, and each year, the interest generated from the fund is used to support the fund’s purpose. When you establish an endowment , you create a permanent legacy of support for Henderson State University.
There are three types of endowment funds:

Endowed Scholarship Funds ($25,000)
Endowed Scholarships make attending Henderson State University a reality for numerous students each year. This type of endowment opportunity means Henderson can award scholarships that help worthy students who need financial assistance.
Endowed Professorships ($250,000) and Endowed Chairs ($500,000)
Endowed Professorships and Endowed Chairs allow Henderson to attract and retain distinguished faculty members. The recipients, who are chair-holders, are recognized for personal achievements in their respective fields. These funds offer assurance that Henderson supports quality collegiate instruction.
Endowed Programs
Programmatic Endowments help a specific program and allow Henderson to remain on the forefront of academic excellence. 

Planned Gifts
No matter how you have been enriched by Henderson State University, you can leave your own defining imprint on the university through a planned gift. There is a planned gift for every circumstance with distinct benefits for both you and the university.