Comments on: How endowment donations grow with investment returns http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ronni http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6211 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 15:23:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6211 One important difference between Cooper Union and the other colleges mentioned is that Cooper has provided a full tuition scholarship to every admitted student for 150 years. The annual cost is far greater than return on endowment even in the good years and the college is dependent on the generosity of its donors to survive.

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By: jonathan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6171 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:21:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6171 I think it’s the joining the crowd mentality. When my school calls, I tell them they don’t need the money but the food bank does. If the person persists – and it’s always a kid at school – then I use the opportunity to teach a lesson about the meaning of charity.

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6167 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:47:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6167 Charitable Remainder Trusts

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By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6165 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:40:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6165 People like winners. The institution may not need the money as badly, but if alumni are aware that the endowment is doing well, they may contribute just to feel like they are on the winning team.

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By: JM http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6161 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 16:53:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6161 might have to do with roi also. if i know that my money (even if it is a drop in the bucket) will either be spent well on education or invested well i would be more willing to donate.

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By: ryan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6155 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:58:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6155 @sebastian – you beat me to it!

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By: dvictr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6154 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:58:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6154 i dont think all the donors care about the endowment as much as the tax deduction

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By: Sebastian http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/comment-page-1/#comment-6152 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:28:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/01/how-endowment-donations-grow-with-investment-returns/#comment-6152 While I kind of understand what you’re saying (and I definitely agree with it on moral grounds), the reason is so simple that I can’t believe you’re overlooking it (so maybe I’m missing something):
Endowments grow when stocks do well, which is when rich people make tons of money and are more inclined to give some of it away. End of story.

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