An endowment gift is maintained and invested in perpetuity and only a portion of the annual investment return on the principal gift is spent. Surplus earnings are reinvested in the endowment so that, over time, the fund can grow and provide the financial security necessary for long-term institutional health. Establishing and building a significant endowment for Bentley’s future is among the most investment-savvy ways to ensure Bentley's continued strength.
Interest earned on Bentley’s endowment is an important source of revenue, supplementing tuition and Annual Fund gifts to support Bentley’s rich and varied curriculum. Gifts to Bentley's Unrestricted Endowment Fund are the most significant statement of confidence in the School’s leadership and allow the administration and trustees to respond to unanticipated opportunities and meet unexpected challenges.