Endowments & Gifts

Endowments

Endowments are special funds established through the generosity of donors to support various School of Social Work activities. The initial funds provided by the donor (usually at least $30,000) are invested, and the interest each year is used to fund the selected activities; the funds can grow when other people donate to them.

Gifts

Gifts are donations that can be used immediately to support the mission of the School of Social Work or a particular program or service within the School. Gifts are useful for short-term needs and program goals.

The School has many endowments and gift funds, and you can donate directly to any that you choose. Following are brief descriptions of some of these funds. For information on all of our endowments and gift funds, or to discuss establishing one of your own, please contact Dr. Steve Anderson at stevea@msu.edu or (517) 355-7515.

Mental Health Word Cloud
The Mruk Memorial Lectureship on Schizophrenia fund provides support for a major lecture and workshops addressing schizophrenia and the psychosocial aspects of the illness including implications for family members.
Teenagers
The goal of the FAME General Gift Fund is to support service delivery, outreach and training for alumni of the foster care system.
Long Distance Education Example
The Paul P. and Donna K. Freddolino Endowment for Distance Education fund supports the School of Social Work’s distance educational programs
Child in nature
The Gary R. Anderson Endowed Fund for Child Welfare Leadership fund supports workshops, lectures, and scholarships in the School related to child welfare leadership and workplace development.
MSU School of Social Work Faculty Members
The Gwen Andrew School of Social Work Faculty Research Fund provides financial support for a range of research projects undertaken by School of Social Work faculty members.
International Students at Photovoice Project
The School of Social Work Endowed Fund provides a range of supports for the School including student scholarships, support for faculty research, and support for School programs. This is the most flexible of all School endowed funds.
Healthcare worker holding baby
To promote advocacy, leadership and social justice through education, workshops, lectures, field placements, etc in the field of Social Work.
Chance at Childhood Endowment Fund
The goal of this fund is to support research, education, training, and outreach concerning: at-risk children and families intervention and treatment; children's justice; coordination of professionals dealing with at-risk children and families.
Ruth T. Koehler Professorship in Children's Services
The Professorship shall be awarded through a recruitment process and the accepted applicant shall serve in this Professorship until her/his termination of employment at Michigan State University.
Future Leaders Endowed Scholarship in Social Work
Earnings shall be used to support the College of Social Science School of Social Work graduate scholarships, assistantships, or fellowships.