A strong working endowment is fundamental to the advancement and success of an institution of higher education. It enables Palmer College to accomplish its greatest priorities, namely: recruit and challenge outstanding students, attract and retain prominent, well-respected faculty, provide operational funds for new and innovative curriculum and academic programs, enhance the campus experience, preserve our history and raise the profile and reputation of the College.

Contributions can be made to our pooled endowment funds, already existing endowed funds, the unrestricted endowment or to establish a new endowed fund (minimum of $50,000).

  • Pooled endowment funds: Pooled endowment funds were established for donors who want their funding to make a difference and be invested for the long term, but are concerned that their level of giving may not allow for an individual naming opportunity. Pooled funds include endowed scholarships, student resources, faculty excellence, campus/facilities and chiropractic history.  
  • Existing endowed funds: These named endowed funds have been established to ensure Palmer’s long-term success and provide funds for scholarships, faculty excellence and campus improvements. 
  • New endowed fund: A minimum gift of $50,000 is required to establish a new endowed fund named at your request. This gift is an act of great generosity and vision. 
  • Pooled Endowed Funds: Contributions to our pooled endowment funds are comingled with other endowment gifts allowing donors to make significant gifts that have an impact on the future of Palmer College. The funds are then invested with a portion of the return distributed to support the following areas:
    • Endowed Scholarships: provide students tuition assistance based on merit and/or financial need. 
    • Student Resources: include special projects, leadership training, guest lecturers, library resources, technology, athletics, student clubs and research. 
    • Faculty Excellence: includes training, education, travel, faculty excellence awards, research and department stipends.
    • Campus/Facilities: include maintenance of facilities, campus development and emergency funds.
    • Chiropractic History: provides for maintenance of facilities, exhibits, research, acquisition and preservation.  

Existing Endowed Funds:

These named endowed funds have been established to ensure Palmer’s long-term success and provide funds for scholarships, faculty excellence and campus improvements. Gifts can be designated to any of the established funds.

New Endowed Fund:

A minimum gift of $50,000 is required to establish a new endowed fund named at your request. This gift is an act of great generosity and vision. Donors who decide to create an endowment do so because they understand the importance of supporting the College not only during their lifetime, but for generations to come. Many donors choose to honor a loved one, memorialize an important person in their life or ensure that their name and generosity will forever be a guiding force in Palmer’s success. Please contact a Development Officer who will be happy to work with you on establishing an endowment agreement and guidelines.

The Pooled Endowed Funds are:

Endowed Scholarships: The pooled endowed scholarship fund has established criteria to provide students tuition assistance based on merit and/or financial need. Scholarships provide a permanent way to make a difference in the life of a Palmer student. Almost all of our students depend on some sort of financial aid to achieve their goal of becoming a doctor of chiropractic. You can help, now and in the future, by giving to the endowed scholarship fund.

Student Resources:

This pooled endowed fund provides opportunities and student resources to enhance the educational experience. Gifts fund special projects, leadership training, guest lecturers, library resources, technology, athletics, student clubs and research.

Faculty Excellence:

This pooled endowed fund provides the College with a powerful tool for attracting and retaining preeminent faculty, who in turn attract the best and brightest students. Funds are used for training, education, travel, faculty excellence awards, research and department stipends.

Campus/Facilities:

State-of-the-art campus facilities help to attract both faculty and students to Palmer College, provide a better learning environment and help keep tuition increases to a minimum. Gifts to this fund assist with maintenance of facilities, campus development and emergency funds.

Chiropractic History:

History is an important aspect of Palmer’s heritage. Gifts to this fund provide for maintenance of facilities, exhibits, research, acquisition and preservation.

Make a gift today!

Choose the way you would like to make your gift now! And thank you for helping us build a strong financial foundation for the future of Palmer College and the profession of chiropractic.

Contact Us

Alumni Office
(800) 722-2586, Ext. 3
(563) 884-5612
alumni@palmer.edu
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Development Office
(800) 722-2586, Ext. 3
(563) 884-5453
development@palmer.edu
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