Endowment Gifts

Endowment Gifts

Endowment gifts secure Marquette University High School’s long-term future.

An endowment is based on an initial gift of substantial size that in turn provides annual income earnings generated by investment of the principal. With an endowment fund, your gift is invested with other gifts to maximize its value. Annual amounts are distributed to the program you have designated, while the fund principal remains to provide support in perpetuity.

Endowment gifts are professionally invested to provide income for the school’s operating budget, financial aid and faculty support in perpetuity. Gifts to the endowment may be any size and may be designated for a particular purpose.

In establishing permanent endowment funds, MUHS requires a minimum principal amount of $50,000 (payable over 3 years) for partially funded scholarship funds and other enhancement funds and a minimum of $200,000 (payable over 5 years) for a fully endowed scholarship fund.

Types of Endowments


Scholarship Endowment
The enrollment of talented and well-rounded students is a top priority of Marquette University High School. Endowed scholarships enable deserving students from a variety of backgrounds to attend MUHS and help moderate tuition increases for all students. Established at a minimum commitment of $50,000, endowed scholarships give MUHS an advantage in a competitive admissions environment.


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment provides the necessary funds to prepare young men in the Jesuit educational tradition and the MUHS mission by funding the following programs:

Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators. MUHS must find and retain the best teachers and administrators and support them on a continual basis by providing them with ongoing professional training.

Ignatian Formation. An ongoing faith formation program to help faculty and staff grow in their understanding of Ignatian spirituality and the ministry of Jesuit secondary education.

Enhanced Teacher/Student Ratio. Individual care for students centered on the classroom experience has been a hallmark of Jesuit education. Oversubscribed departments must add faculty to accomplish this goal.

Physical Plant

Physical Plant Endowment
These funds help to ensure that the MUHS campus remains an attractive setting for learning and incorporates state-of-the-art technology in all fields.


Unrestricted Endowment
The income generated from these investments is used throughout the school-year to support the annual operating budget if and as needed.

For more information, please contact John Thimmesch '77 CFRE, Vice President of Development; 414-933-7220, Ext. 3044; .