An endowment fund can put your organization on a more secure footing for the future, and help smooth out revenue fluctuations.
Twenty-five years ago, endowment was considered to be the hardest part of fundraising. That changed when the “greatest generation” started transferring their wealth in 1998. This transfer is expected to last until 2052. These donors care about preserving institutions and creating a legacy. Thus endowment building is a strategically significant part of today’s fundraising landscape.
There are many ways to build your endowment fund, including campaigns, planned giving, and directed annual fund gifts.
We partner with you to:
- Identify an appropriate amount of endowment for your organization
- Explore the options for financial stewardship of those funds (such as an investment committee, outside investment advisor, or community foundation)
- Evaluate community support for an endowment campaign (see Campaign Services for more details)
- Promote a planned giving program that allows donors to leave legacy gifts to your endowment fund
Sandi Frost Steensma | Founder
Laura Kruisenga | President and Chief Executive Officer
An endowment fund can put your organization on a more secure footing for the future, and help smooth out revenue fluctuations. Find out what endowment building has done for some of our clients.
“Kennari Consulting assisted the Grand Rapids Symphony with reaching ambitious and aggressive donated revenue goals. Kennari’s formula of versatile services, targeted solutions, and local relationships helped increase our annual operating revenue, endowed funds and build a planned giving program.”
Diane F. Lobbestael
Special Advisor to the President for Foundation Philanthropy
Grand Rapids Symphony