Endowment Giving

Endowment Gifts

Endowed gifts are an investment in the industry’s future success. Your gift to the endowment establishes an enduring legacy that will benefit the industry in perpetuity. The principal of your donation is invested and the earnings are used to fund research or scholarship.

Thanks to generous philanthropy and strategic investments, HRI’s endowment now totals more than $11 million and boasts over 170 named funds [link to named fund page] from individuals, businesses, and organizations.

  • The minimum amount to establish an endowment is $20,000, which can be paid over a period of five years. Donors may choose whether the fund benefits research or scholarship.
  • Endowments can be named in honor of the donor, their business or organization, or another individual.
  • Funds may be created for scholarships or research.
  • Funds begun at more than $100,000 afford donors the opportunity to provide guidance about the research that will be funded from their named fund.

Contact Jennifer Gray to learn more about establishing a Named Endowment Fund, or download this form.

Eight endowment circles recognize endowment donors :






$500,000 and above

$250,000 to $499,999

$100,000 to $249,999

(established before 1990)

$100,000 to $249,999










$50,000 to $99,999

$25,000 to $49,000

$20,000 to $24,999

Individual Bequests