An endowment is an account for financial gifts given to an institution, with a special purpose stated by the donor. Our Endowment Funds are designed to preserve the principal (the original gift), while using part of the interest money earned to support the work of the school.At St. Odilia, we have invested the money donated to the Endowment Funds, and use a portion of each year's investment earnings for priority school projects. What makes our Endowment unique is that the original gift is never spent! It continues to earn interest forever, or “in perpetuity”. Therefore, your gift today will continue to benefit St. Odilia School year after year.....forever!Anyone can give any amount to our endowment at any time!