The Bucknell Investment Office serves an important role within the University by executing multiple responsibilities:
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The Bucknell Investment Committee is a key component of the multi-level fiduciary approach employed to steward the endowment and operating investments of the University. The Investment Committee is a subset of the University's Board of Trustees, and meets regularly with the Investment Office and external advisors to confer on the state of the financial markets and strategic positioning of the University's investments. The Investment Committee is typically comprised of six to eight voting members with strong backgrounds in various areas of investment management including real estate, global asset allocation, individual security analysis, equity portfolio management and private equity. The Committee's 100+ years of aggregate investment experience offer an invaluable contribution to the management of Bucknell's endowed assets.
Spring 2019 Endowment Report
"In the midst of the broad equity market declines through December, the pooled endowment returned -4.4 percent with the total market value of the endowment declining to $805 million as of Dec. 31, 2018. We have subsequently participated in the market rally thus far in 2019 and as of this writing have recovered all of the losses from the first half of the fiscal year. But we recognize the resilience of our portfolio is not measured in months, and we remain steadfastly focused on meeting our long-term objectives of providing a steady and growing stream of resources to support the educational mission of the University."
- John R. Luthi ’04, Director of InvestmentsBucknell University Endowment Report: Spring 2019 (pdf)
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Those words certainly apply to the Bucknell legacy created by Benard (Ben) Sampson '69, P'96, whose commitment to the student experience has helped shape the lives of Bucknellians both in and out of the classroom.Fall 2015 Endowment Report (pdf)
Laureen Leptinsky Costa '90 and Michael Costa '91 are not unlike many other Bucknell alumni. As students, they were involved in University life and, after graduation, continued to engage with Bucknell, supporting the school with their gifts of time and treasure. What sets them apart from the typical donor, however, is a very intentional approach to giving.Fall 2014 Endowment Report (pdf)
The John Miller MG 101 Program Endowment provides funds for Management 101 (MGMT101), Bucknell's collaborative, experiential organization and management project course. The course offers students organizational and managerial experience as a basis for critical thinking about how the key institutions of society are organized and governed.Fall 2013 Endowment Report (pdf)
The William C. and Gertrude B. Emmitt Memorial Chair in Biomedical Engineering, created in 2002, allowed Bucknell to establish biomedical engineering as a major in the College of Engineering.Fall 2012 Endowment Report (pdf)
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