An endowment fund is a self-sustaining source of funding where the principal investment remains intact. Endowment assets are invested and a portion of investment income is granted annually to support the fund’s purpose. Any undistributed earnings are reinvested to grow the fund. In this way, an endowment fund can provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. By establishing an endowment fund, donors can create a permanent legacy. Endowment Funds are used by many leading higher institutions – famously Oxford & Cambridge Universities have billion-pound endowment funds.
Four good reasons to make an endowed gift:
• Your gift will help us build a ‘war-chest’ ensuring continuity of our programmes during lean times, creating financial stability and allowing less dependency on unpredictable sources of income.
• Long-term strategic investment in the school will pay dividends for pupils and teachers: the best quality teachers are attracted to the best resourced schools as well as opportunities for professional growth.
• You will help free up resources otherwise dedicated to fundraising, enabling the Trust to focus on developing projects and relationships with external partners who can offer opportunities to pupils. In this way, every pound raised is a pound that does not need to be raised again.
• Endowed gifts provide a way for you to leave a lasting bequest and create a permanent legacy for a cause.
The KAA Intrepidus Trust Endowment Fund: match funding up to £500,000
The recently-launched KAA Intrepidus Trust Endowment Fund will provide long term financial security to ensure the Trust is well-positioned to serve generations of KAA pupils to come.
Endowment funds are invested in perpetuity with the interest earned providing annual income for ongoing delivery of arts, sports, life-skills and academic enrichment programmes at Kensington Aldridge Academy. Through this fund, we will be able to ensure that future generations of young people, from deprived communities served by the school, can access opportunities that would otherwise be closed to them.
Our Appeal Goal
Our goal is to raise £2 million by December 2019, generating annual revenue of approximately £80,000 per year. This will provide a reliable flow of revenue from which we can deliver our vision.
Match funding pledge
Thanks to the generosity of a lead donor, all donations to the Endowment Fund will be matched up to a total £500,000. This provides an incredible opportunity for your investment in the school to have double the impact.
Your donation will make a huge difference, very quickly, to the prospects of KAA and its 1,200 students.
To discuss any aspect of endowment gifts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org