Establish an NJC endowment in your name – it’s easier than you think!

Have you thought about your judicial legacy as a faculty member at the NJC?

Long after the students have left your classroom, the profound way that you contributed to the rule of law and administration of justice can be remembered by establishing a named endowment at The National Judicial College.

And the NJC is willing to meet you halfway!

The Board of Trustees will honor your service and commitment as a faculty member by matching a legacy gift for the purpose of creating an endowment in your name.

The minimum needed to create an endowment is $25,000. If you commit to a $12,500 donation, the board will match that gift to reach the minimum threshold.

Here’s how the program works:

Individuals donate to the endowment to provide a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested, and a portion of the annual interest earned is utilized to support College programs. Each year, proceeds of your endowment can be used to provide scholarships for judges in your state or to support academic programs.

This initiative comes at the suggestion of Judge Don Ash, a longtime NJC faculty member. Judge Ash was the first person to accept the offer. Since then, judges Toni Boone, Dan Ryan and Steve Smith have created named endowments.

The judges started their endowments with partial funding in the range of $1,000-5,000. They have pledged to donate the full $12,500 over three years.

Sound like something you’d be interested in doing?

When you establish an NJC endowment, you create a permanent legacy of support. Over the years, proceeds from your endowment will ensure the NJC continues to support a well-educated judiciary, which is necessary for a fair and impartial justice system.

Please contact Director of Development Jeanne Hill at (775) 327-8257 if you would like to make a legacy gift or if you have any questions.

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