Purpose of the Endowment

The endowment contributes to the fulfillment of Macalester’s educational mission by providing enduring support for the College.  The substantial and reliable flow of funds to the operating budget helps ensure the quality of the College’s operations, both currently and for the indefinite future.  Spending from the endowment reduces the College’s vulnerability to fluctuations in other revenue sources, thereby strengthening the College’s ability to plan its future course with confidence and consistency. 

Endowment Governance Policies