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Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs are critical in helping USF attract and retain world-class faculty members.

Not only do endowed chairs bring added prestige to the university, but they are also the highest honor the university can bestow upon its most distinguished faculty. Thanks to the generosity of donors, these positions allow USF to recognize a faculty member’s research, teaching, and service to the community.

Endowed chairs establish permanent investments and provide the university with long-term financial stability—income from endowed gifts pay the faculty member’s salary and associated costs. Yet the benefits of endowed chairs are even broader.

For students, endowed chairs offer the chance to study under prominent experts. For donors, endowing a chair provides a permanent link to a USF faculty member and to ongoing academic excellence.

Donors can establish chairs in their own names or in the names of others they would like to honor. Either way, endowed chairs act as living memorials, signifying a permanent commitment to quality education.

For more information about establishing an endowed chair at the University of San Francisco, contact:

Louise Lucchesi