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Many alumni and friends have helped build a permanent financial foundation for MVNU by contributing to the University's endowment. Since 1985, the MVNU endowment has grown from $281,000 to over $23 million in 2020, with scholarships annually to almost 400 students. Funds invested in an endowment generate permanent support for student scholarships, academic pursuits, equipment or software upgrades, campus renovations, and more.

Through your gift of an endowment you may choose to preserve the memory of a loved one, honor those who have meaningfully influenced you and others, or provide a legacy gift of your own making an investment in the lives of students through your estate.

Because of the intricacies involved in an endowment, donors are encouraged to discuss ideas with Development staff at the University by calling 740-397-9000, ext. 4300. If you have questions, feel free to send an email to MVNU Development by clicking here.


Give Toward an Existing Endowment

This option is designed for those who want to give toward an endowment that has already been funded. Individual gifts are combined with funds already contributed and the earnings are distributed as per endowment criteria. For a list of existing endowments, click here.

MVNU Choice Scholarship Fund (support at all levels)

The MVNU CHOICE Scholarship Fund stands for (Christians Helping Others in Christian Education). Gifts to the CHOICE fund are pooled and invested. This option is designed for those who want to support scholarships but cannot fully fund to the endowed level. Individual gifts are combined with other like-minded friends and the earnings are distributed to qualified students selected by the scholarship committee on an annual basis.

Other Options

  • Endowed Faculty Chair
  • Chapel Programming Endowment
  • Curriculum Improvement Funds
  • Scientific Instrumentation Funds

To request more information or to discuss your intent to give, please contact the Development Office at 800-367-9294 (option 2 – Development) or click here.


Development Office
1-800-367-9294, option 2

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