Gifts At Work
The caliber of an academic institution rests upon the quality of its faculty, who are the lifeblood of the university. Like students, faculty are attracted to institutions that support their passion for inquiry and discovery. Endowed chairs and professorships are the most powerful tools Northeastern has for recruiting and retaining top scholars, scientists, and professors.
To continue to compete effectively for the best minds, Northeastern must increase the number of endowed faculty positions.
Endowed chairs or professorships are the highest recognitions that an institution of higher education bestows on its faculty. But the value of endowed faculty positions go far beyond their worth in recognizing outstanding achievement. The endowments sustaining these positions free up general operating funds, giving Northeastern more flexibility in supporting the activities of its faculty, for example, providing discretionary funds for laboratory space and equipment.