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Endowments create a lasting legacy and are a great way to honor someone special to you or permanently memorialize a loved one. You may choose to establish a named endowment fund or provide support for an existing IIE endowment. With a strong endowment base of support, IIE will be able to maintain a consistent and long-term standard of excellence despite economic fluctuations.

To find out more about how to support IIE with an endowed gift, please contact us at +1 212-984-5446. Examples of IIE endowments are provided below.

Named Endowment Funds

When you create a named endowment fund, you are establishing a permanent fund in your name or in the name of someone you wish to honor or remember. Each year the fund will produce income, and you can specify how the spendable portion of the fund should be used – for unrestricted use by IIE or to support a specific cause.

  • Scholar Rescue Fund Endowed Chairs
    Endowed chairs of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) provide support and safe haven to threatened scholars through fellowships and by funding the work of the Scholar Rescue Fund Program. For example, established with a lead gift by the Hite Foundation, the Lawrence D. Hite Chair for Communications of the Scholar Rescue Fund provides direct support for scholars and makes possible communications and outreach activities that help raise awareness and funds for IIE-SRF. See other Endowed Chairs of IIE-SRF.
  • Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East Endowment
    Endowed through a contribution from IIE Trustee Victor J. Goldberg, the annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East recognizes outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Arab and one Israeli, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East.
  • Arthur King Peters Memorial Travel Grant
    Endowed with a gift from Mrs. Sarah W. Peters to benefit the Fulbright Program in the memory of her late husband, the Arthur King Peters Memorial Travel Grant provides grants to Fulbright students for travel in their host country for educational purposes. See other Named Scholarship Funds.

IIE Endowments

You can make a gift of any size to an existing IIE endowment fund that reflects your interests. Examples of IIE endowments are:

  • Scholar Rescue Fund Endowment
    The Scholar Rescue Fund Endowment provides support and safe haven to threatened scholars through fellowships and by supporting the work of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) Program. IIE-SRF fellowships make possible visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. In 2013, the IIE-SRF awarded 82 fellowships and provided academic placement and professional development assistance to professors, researchers and public intellectuals from 13 countries.
  • Fulbright Legacy Fund Endowment
    Established by IIE's Board of Trustees, the Fulbright Legacy Fund Endowment is dedicated to enhancing the mission and vision of the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program through grants to alumni and other strategic initiatives. Specific areas of focus include supporting community service and social enterprise among alumni; activities that engage diverse Americans in the Fulbright Program; and other networking and enrichment activities.
  • Iran Opportunities Fund Endowment
    Established in 2007 under the leadership of IIE Trustee Maryam Panahy Ansary, the Iran Opportunities Fund (IOF) Endowment provides educational exchange opportunities that enhance greater mutual understanding between the United States and Iran. Currently, the IOF endowment supports the Persian Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program, which introduces and strengthens Persian language instruction at U.S. educational institutions.
  • New Leaders Group Endowment
    The IIE New Leaders Group (NLG), comprised of emerging leaders in the fields of finance, media, education and the arts who are committed to fostering international cooperation, created an endowment to support in perpetuity the NLG Award for Mutual Understanding, which recognizes the outstanding work of a current or recent Fulbrighter for a project that best promotes mutual understanding between the United States and another country. The 2013 Grand Prize Winner's project looks at filling the gap in youth-led social enterprise in Cambodia through a three-pronged program model that includes training, mentorship and seed funding.