An individual or family can create an endowed fund, which provides a permanent bond between the donor and the NCSBS. Through an endowed fund the donor transfers assets to the NCSBS, which are carefully managed and preserved in perpetuity to provide annual income. Endowed funds support programs and services of the NCSBS. There may be no finer way to honor the memory of a victim of abuse or loved one than to establish a permanent fund in his/her name. We are happy to work with donors to build an endowed fund over the years; additional gifts may be added to an endowed fund at any time. People often choose to make annual gifts to the fund or make gifts to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or holiday. Creating a bequest or making a planned gift are other ways to augment an endowed fund. Donors may specify what purposes the endowed fund is to serve and how the fund is to be administered. The NCSBS carefully preserves the principal of the endowed fund (gifts and successive gifts) as an investment, while awarding some income each year for the purpose specified. A minimum of $10,000 is required to establish an endowed fund at the NCSBS.