Endowed Chair $1,500,000

Gift Amount

An endowed chair is the college's most prestigious academic distinction, usually named by the donor and held by a senior faculty member who is acclaimed as an excellent teacher and a recognized scholar in his/her field. An endowed chair exists in perpetuity.

An endowed chair provides funds for the annual salary of a professor. The endowment also provides:

  • Funds for the professor and students to conduct research projects, attend professional conferences, and/or engage in other education activities, with the goal of sharing newly acquired knowledge with students and other members of the faculty
  • Funds for mentoring students both inside and outside the classroom

To learn more, read about faculty currently appointed to Luther's endowed professorships and chairs.