Endowments funds fuel Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s mission and long-term vitality, which means better care at a better cost for the communities we serve.
An endowed fund is “the gift that keeps giving,” because it generates annual income for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s vital programs, important research and innovative educational opportunities for clinicians.
Endowment funds can be established by single or multiple donors for many reasons. They can honor a loved one, secure capital for a lifesaving program that impacted their life or support a vital community program. You can contribute to an existing LVHN endowment fund, or create a new fund.
Endowed funds are restricted to the donor’s discretion and remain in perpetuity. In an endowed contribution, the donated funds are never spent. Instead, a portion of the interest the gift generates is spent per the donor’s designation by two LVHN employees, named fund custodians, while the rest of the return is reinvested.
The minimum gift to establish an LVHN fund is $75,000. This pledged amount can be paid over time, or as a lump sum. The annual spendable amount will be calculated the year following the endowment becoming fully funded (once the minimum gift amount is met).