An endowment is a permanent fund that is invested to provide long-term support for a charitable purpose. A portion of the investment earnings is distributed annually while the remaining earnings are retained in the fund so that the endowment and the annual distribution stream both grow over time.
The Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation was established in 1992 for the purpose of helping to secure the financial future of the Institute’s programs.
The Foundation's endowment is governed by a board of directors who oversee the investment policies and administration of the Foundation's assets and the granting of its funds.
Gifts to the endowment fund can be cash, securities, retirement plan assets, personal property or a bequest. For more information on the DMEI Endowment, please contact the Development Office at DMEI-Development@dmei.org.