Matching Endowment

 

Make an Endowment Campaign Gift Today

Your gift will be doubled by a matching grant! Details below.

MIU was just blessed with a remarkable gift: an opportunity to build our permanent endowment.

A magnanimous donor offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, donations totaling $1 million (see details below). And thanks to the support of our generous donors, that matching challenge has been achieved—resulting in a $2 million boost to our endowment!

This Matching Challenge has just been extended by another $½ million. If we can fulfill this match, it will bring another $1 million to our crucial endowment reserves.

Why an endowment?

Every private college and university in America relies on an endowment as a permanent bedrock that supports their critical operations—and provides precious fuel for expansion.

Most important, an endowment helps ensure MIU’s long-term viability by providing crucial economic stability in a downturn.

 

During the great recession of 2008, hundreds of our ComPro graduates could not find jobs for a period of 6-9 months, causing a major shortfall in MIU’s cash flow. While these ComPro graduates were ultimately placed in high-paying jobs, substantial cash reserves were needed to weather that storm. The exact situation confronts us today.

An endowment fulfills this critical need. With the donor’s and trustees’ permission, the University can borrow temporarily against its Endowment to survive the coronavirus pandemic—as well as any future catastrophe.

A golden opportunity for our golden anniversary!

It is thrilling, as we gear up to celebrate MIU’s Golden Anniversary in 2021, that we are blessed with this golden opportunity to build our endowment by $3 million by June 30. And we are already two-thirds of the way there! This is a GREAT milestone—and a giant step toward long-term financial stability.

$500,000 raised now will complete this $3 million endowment giant step—so we can easily weather this current pandemic—and all future crises.

Please partner with our matching endowment donor to secure MIU’s future!

Having the financial reserves to safely weather the coronavirus storm takes special leadership: It takes all of us! With ComPro hiring at a temporary standstill, now is the time to fortify and protect ourselves—to secure our present and our future.

It takes all of us!

With ComPro hiring at a standstill, now is the time to fortify and protect ourselves—to secure our present and our future.

Bequests and legacy gifts are always deeply appreciated, but MIU’s need is now. And fortunately, with our generous one-for-one matching gift, it’s an easy lift.

Let us not leave this to someone else. We have to do it. Each of us.

Let us be counted among those who secured Maharishi’s precious University—now, and for all times.

Please give generously!

A Golden Opportunity

With exciting new academic programs, students from 88 countries this year, new partnerships in other countries, and a campus being transformed through the generosity of our donors, the stage is set for MIU to transition from dependence on its human endowment to the security of a traditional cash/asset endowment — the kind of endowment that sustains the majority of colleges and universities in America.

The timing couldn’t be better. A visionary donor has offered to match, dollar for dollar, donations up to $1 million to establish a permanent endowment for MIU. 

We have a six-month window starting January 1, 2020, to raise $1 million in matching funds.

As we prepare to celebrate our golden anniversary in 2021, we have a golden opportunity to create a $2 million endowment for MIU by June 30, 2020 — a springboard to long-term financial stability.

Please join us in this vital next step to help secure MIU’s next fifty years and beyond.

Endowment Letter

To see the 2020 endowment letter click on the image below.

Where we are

Endowment Support Thus Far

Where we’re going

2019-2020 Endowment Goal

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Giving by Mail

Make a check payable to MIU and mail to:

Development Office
Maharishi International University
1000 North 4th Street
Fairfield, IA 52557

Please include the word “Endowment” in the check memo or attached note.

Giving By Bank Wire

Send a wire from your bank  to:

First National Bank
100 East Burlington
Fairfield, Iowa 52556 USA
Routing # (also referred to as ABN #) 073901877

Maharishi International University
1000 North Fourth St.
Fairfield, IA 52557 USA
Account # 14-9825-8
Include your name, the word “donation” and the purpose of your donation.

Talk to us

You can call from 10:15 am to 4:30 pm Central Time (M-F) to talk to our gift officer or VP.

  • Eric Stakland, Gift Officer
    • Office: 641-472-1180
    • Direct: 641-209-5478
    • Cell: 319-321-8800
  • Brad Mylett, Vice President
    • Office: 641-472-1196
    • Cell: 641-919-6063

Development Office ♦ Maharishi International University ♦ 1000 North 4th Street ♦ Fairfield, IA 52557
giving@miu.edu ♦ 641-472-1180 Monday-Friday, 10:15-4:30 CST

Maharishi International University, a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation since 1988, is designated to receive charitable gifts.