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Endowments are often referred to as the "gifts that keep on giving." Endowments are perpetual and give donors the opportunity to support multiple generations of students and faculty, thereby making a lasting impact on Stony Brook University.

Endowments provide a permanent source of income whose invested interest is used to fund and support the mission of Stony Brook University Department of Athletics. Donors who provide a gift to fund an endowment become permanently linked with the Stony Brook Intercollegiate Athletic program and help support multiple generations of student-athletes.

Endowments are permanently invested by the Stony Brook Foundation, and a portion of the income generated by that investment is used for the purpose designated by the donor(s), such as athletic scholarships, supplemental salary support for coaches & administrators, specific programs, discretionary use, or other purposes. Another portion of the income is reinvested each year, enabling the endowment principal to grow, maintain its "spending power" against inflation, and provide a permanent stream of income over time. The principal is never spent and remains intact.

For those endowments that have a designated purpose, a committee will review annually and ensure that the donor intent is being upheld and properly recognized. If you are interested in more information regarding endowments, please contact the Office of External Services at 631-632-6312.

Stony Brook Athletics Endowed Scholarship Recipients

Joel Mitofsky Memorial Scholarship
2009-10: Jordan McBride - Men's Lacrosse

Elizabeth M. Desch Athletic Scholarship
2009-10: Alyssa Struzenburg - Softball

Wachter Family Athletics Scholarship
2009-10: Tamiel Murray - Women's Basketball

Charles Gordon Heuser Memorial Endowment
2009-10: Nathan Fleshman - Men's Swimming
Rebecca Sayles - Women's Swimming

William J. Burke Scholarship Endowment
2009-10: Brian Dougher - Men's Basketball

Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey Scholarship
2009-10: Steven Schwicke - Football

Jonathan S. Ryan Scholarship
2009-10: Tom Compitello - Men's Lacrosse

Joel Strum Kenny Athletic Scholarship Endowment
2009-10: Debbie Aller - Women's Soccer
Ivan Rummell - Men's Tennis

The Jack Foley Scholarship Endowment
2009-10 Taylor Burner - Women's Basketball

Howard R. Zern Track and Field Scholarship
2009-10: Hayley Green - Track & Field

The Eppenstein Family Scholarship
2009-10: Tommy Brenton