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noun as in personal talent, ability

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The campus this year also eliminated public fossil fuel investments from its endowment.

“What was creative was figuring out a way to increase our giving while not diminishing the current value of our endowment,” Ford Foundation president Darren Walker tells Fortune.

From Fortune

Foundations, family offices, college endowments, pension funds, and insurance companies should all, they say, wield their power to change the face of corporate America and Silicon Valley.

From Fortune

All we can say is that the average genetic endowment of a group of dogs bred in exactly the same way as Dax will come out to be 56% husky and 44% Pomeranian.

The vote in Maryland came as both public and private HBCUs nationwide have been struggling with uncertain federal funding, sputtering enrollment, and relatively small endowments.

The schools endowment grew from $114 million to $472 million.

The National Endowment for the Arts reports that more than half of all Americans are still reading—and even talking about books.

Brock-Broido has been honored with two National Endowment of the Arts fellowships and a Guggenheim fellowship.

He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The fund would then disburse the money based on a formula, providing regular payments until the endowment is exhausted.

But for the most part even industry and endowment were powerless against the inertia of custom and the dead-weight of environment.

She was a woman of great intellectual endowment, with highly cultivated literary tastes.

This endowment would give the schools consequence and character, and would correct and elevate the standard of education.

At its endowment Henry laid on the altar the famous "cornu eburneum," now lost.

That we have groped for the way of right conduct and agonized over the soul betokens our spiritual endowment.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to endowment, such as: bequest, donation, fund, funding, grant, and income.

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