Named gifts provide ULI with capital to address emerging land use issues and to exercise thought leadership and influence across real estate disciplines.
Donors can make these gifts in their own name or in honor of a loved one. In doing so, named gifts show ongoing recognition and appreciation from ULI.
Named gifts support ULI programming through endowments or through time-limited initiatives:
Endowments are invested in perpetuity to maintain ULI’s long-term stability, with a portion underwriting programs specified by the donor. ULI accepts endowments of $250,000 or more, giving donors a rare opportunity to support an ongoing program they find personally meaningful. Examples include the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development and the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
Ranging from $10,000 to more than $5 million, time-limited gifts are wholly dedicated to a single initiative for a specific period of time. Named gifts that fall into this category include the Terwilliger Center for Housing and the Rose Center for Public Leadership.