Donors establish endowed funds to support BILSAB research in continuum. The funding continues to provide support to the Institute in the areas of the donor's interest. Endowed funds may support postdoctoral fellowships, faculty at different stages of their career, seminar series or equipment and technologies that will further the Institute's research priorities. BILSAB invests the funds and uses a portion of the income generated from the principal to provide annual funding, which will be reported back to the donor.
Donors may fully fund an endowment with a one-time lump-sum gift, fund it over a three-year pledge period or through a bequest or other deferred gift. Endowment minimums vary by purpose.