The investment return of the endowment pool for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, was +9.2%. This compares to a global 70% stocks/30% bonds portfolio benchmark return of 7.9%.
In the figure above, Furman’s endowment pool return, as of June 30, 2018, is compared to a globally diversified 70% stocks/30% bonds portfolio and the Furman University Policy Index. Furman’s annualized returns for the three-year, five-year and 10-year periods are 6.8%, 7.5% and 6.2%, respectively.
The opportunity to invest
For Robert ’83 and Margaret Hill ’83, investing in the Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will allow them to help provide students with opportunities they might not find at another university. The newly established initiative aims to foster entrepreneurialism at Furman by addressing workforce trends and contributing to the local and regional community.
“Giving to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative helps ensure students will learn and grow alongside supportive faculty and staff and in the broader community,” said Robert Hill, who is chairman of the Leadership Council for the initiative.
“The Furman family has a responsibility and an opportunity to invest in our students, and this is a wonderful way to help them create a better world through their innovative ideas and talents.”
As the university enters its next chapter, private support like the Hills’ is more important than ever. Giving through Furman will make it possible for students to make their own mark on the world. Together, we can empower them — today and for years to come.
Students on Summer Orientation staff pose in front of the Bell Tower in 2019.