Thank You: Read Our 2017 Endowment Report
George Mason University Foundation
The George Mason University Foundation was established in 1966 to assist the university in generating private support and to manage, invest, and administer private gifts, including endowment and real property.
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Our endowment represents the generosity and vision of donors and stewards who, by investing in George Mason University through the foundation, help ensure financial stability for Mason. Income from our more than 497 endowed funds provides perpetual support for schools and colleges, students, faculty, and programs across the university.
Our fiscal year 2017 return of 9.2 percent, though under our established benchmark, is competitive, given the economic and political volatility of the past year. We have a conservative portfolio allocation intended to minimize downside risk. Over the coming year, we expect continued global expansion, solid U.S. growth, rising interest rates, and persistent market volatility. We believe our portfolio is appropriately positioned for that market and economic outlook.