Contributions to our endowment ensure longer term funding for Camp needs. Gifts are made to the principal of the Four Winds’ Endowment fund, managed by Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services and overseen by the Four Winds Investment Committee, and distributions from the fund are used to support the Financial Aid program. When the Endowment is fully funded, the Financial Aid program will be funded in perpetuity.
While most endowment gifts are made to support our Financial Aid program, endowment gifts can be structured to simply support Camp operations, or a specific program within Four Winds that is meaningful to the donor.
At a minimum gift level of $100,000, an endowment can be named by the donor, and will be listed every year in our our annual report. At that level, if the donor chooses, the endowment distributions can be restricted to the extent that the Executive Director judges to be sustainable in perpetuity, for example to fund Financial Aid to a camper from a particular region. Please reach out to us if you’d like to discuss the priorities you’d like to consider endowing.
Gifts to the endowment can be made by individuals, foundations, or through bequests.