"Endowing" the Study Center's future . . .
what it is, how to give.
An "endowment" is the gathering together of gifts or other monies and conservatively investing their total amount in fully reliable financial securities. Each year after they are initially invested there is a financial return to the investor based on the investments' earnings.
Endowment funds given to the Pitcairn Islands Study Center will be invested by the very successful Investment Committee of Pacific Union College (on whose campus the Study Center is housed). The dollars earned by this investment will annually provide for the operational expenses of the Study Center, and will be used only for that purpose.
The endowment amount being sought by the Study Center is $40,000.00. From that invested amount, a modest, annual return for the Study Center's operational expenses is expected to be about $2,400.00, approximately the amount of the Center's current annual operational expenses.
You are invited to make a gift of an amount that best fits your circumstances to this endowment fund. There are several ways you can do this:
From the mouth of Christian's Cave, the Pitcairn village of Adamstown is seen in the foreground looking toward the endless horizon of the South Pacific Ocean with the lofty peak of Ship's Landing Point rising in the distance.