As of June 30, 2013, the NIU Foundation's total assets were $111 million, $58.8 million of which were endowment.


Endowment Market Value (dollars in millions)

Beginning of Year: $51.1     

Gifts to Endowment: $3.4

Investment Results, net of spending: $4.3

End of year: $58.8


Investment Return

12.1 % annualized total over one year

10.1% target weighted return

8.0% long-term target return


Impact on Students

$1.6 million (2013-2014)

$2.2 million (2014-2015)


Investment Summary




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