When you make a gift to Interlochen’s endowment fund, you are truly making a gift with a future! These funds can support students, faculty, education programs, guest artists, public radio programming or building maintenance in perpetuity or over an extended period of time, depending on your specifications.

Endowment funds are invested and only the earnings from these investments are expended towards scholarships and other important initiatives. Each year a portion of these earnings are reinvested, ensuring that the fund retains its buying power over time. An endowed fund can make your influence last for generations.

You can establish an endowed fund in several ways:

  • Donating cash — online or otherwise;
  • Donating securities;
  • Creating a planned gift such as an annuity, charitable remainder trust or by making a bequest in your will;
  • A combination of these options.

When you endow a fund, you may name it after yourself, or you may name it to honor and pay tribute to mentors or loved ones.

Donors with a special interest in helping to ensure that the very best young artists from every corner of the world have the opportunity to attend Interlochen, regardless of their financial status, will often choose to endow student scholarships. If offering permanent support to Interlochen’s scholarship program is appealing, we encourage you to explore endowed scholarship opportunities.

To speak with someone about establishing an endowment, or other giving opportunities, please contact us at 231.276.7623 or email advancement@interlochen.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!