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Naming Opportunities and Endowed Funds

A strong endowment is the financial backbone of organizations such as the Austen Riggs Center. As our endowment grows through prudent investments and new donations, so does our ability to serve our patients, undertake new research, develop new programs and plan confidently for the future. 

Endowed funds are managed professionally to grow, preserve principal and generate income to support our work.  

There are several opportunities to make gifts to our endowment:

With a gift of $100,000 or more, you can establish a named fund within the Austen Riggs endowment dedicated to a specific purpose, such as research or financial aid, or one whose income can be used where needed the most. 

With a gift of $1 million or more, several important naming opportunities are available, including endowed directorships or fellowships. These can be established in your name or in honor or memory of a friend, family member or Riggs caregiver.

With a gift to endowment of any amount, you can designate your gift for a specific purpose or help us build existing endowed funds that support aspects of our work. Examples include support for: the fellowship program  (Ess White Fellows Fund); patient aid (Patient Aid Fund); research (Knight/Brunie/Perlis Fund); and an annual lecture (Yasmin Roberts Memorial Fund).

To make a gift of endowment or to honor an individual, please contact Janet Hiser, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 413-931-5333.

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