Create An Endowment

When your donation is endowed, it is invested under the regulations set by Acadia University and the investment income produced can be directed to the area of your choice. Simply put, endowments are gifts that keep on giving.

Many donors choose to endow a scholarship, bursary or academic program in the name of a loved one who has passed away. The Acadia Endowment creates more than a legacy. Year after year, decade after decade, the original endowed gift continues making a difference at Acadia. There are more than 500 endowments in place at Acadia at the present time; a list of these is available upon request. To establish a new endowment, a gift of $25,000 or more is suggested.

Named Endowments

Building an endowment is an excellent way to carry on a family tradition, to honour a family member or friend or to encourage generosity of future generations.

Many naming opportunities are available to you including naming an endowment. Often people choose to name endowments after their friends, family and loved ones to ensure that their legacy lives on through Acadia University.

To find out more about the policies governing named endowments and how you can build an endowment, please contact the Office of Advancement.

Investment Policy

The endowments of the University are governed by the Board of Governors.


Office of Advancement
Rm 225 University Hall
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6, Canada
General Inquiries: 902.585.1026
To make a donation: 902.585.1912
Toll Free in North America:
1.866.ACADIA (1.866.222.3428)

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