The endowment is the financial keystone of the College, with investment earnings from the endowment providing long-term funding for student financial aid, faculty compensation and academic programs. Growth of the endowment is the result of donor-designated and board-designated gifts received from generous alumni and friends as well as the increase or decrease in the market value of the pooled investments.
The Oberlin College Board of Trustees' Investment Committee and Investment Office staff are responsible for oversight of the endowment. Oberlin College's spending and investment policies provide substantial levels of cash flow to the operating budget in support of our academic mission while preserving endowment purchasing power for future generations.
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Building on its leading-edge commitment to responsible investing through the creation of the Impact Investment Platform (IIP), and dovetailing with Oberlin's leadership in such areas as sustainability and access, the Board of Trustees has recently approved an initial allocation of $5 million to seed the IIP over the next five years. Read more »