Matching Funds Available to Endow a Legacy Account in Your Name

Have you thought about your judicial legacy? Long after the litigants have left your courtroom, 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 we are willing to meet you half way.

The NJC 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 at the NJC is $25,000. If you commit to a $12,500 donation, the NJC 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 with a portion of the annual interest earned utilized to support College programs.

The Trustees have allocated up to $100,000 in 2016—or a maximum of eight legacy/matching gift slots. This initiative comes at the suggestion of Judge Don Ash, a long-time NJC faculty member and distinguished jurist. And Judge Ash is the first person to accept the offer. He has made a three-year pledge to the College which the NJC will match. Once fully funded, proceeds from the Judge Don Ash and wife, Rita Ash Scholarship Endowment Fund will be used as scholarships for Tennessee judges who take NJC courses.

When you establish an NJC endowment fund, 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 our 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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