An endowment is an established fund, which, when invested, generates an annual income.  This is a permanent fund and the donor may name the fund as well as set the criteria for its usage.  Although often used to memorialize an individual, endowments can be established to celebrate the life or achievement of an individual or to foster the ideas of an organization. Endowments give students the opportunity to pursue their dreams and goals while obtaining a quality education.

Establishing an endowment gives donors the opportunity to experience the joy of sharing their own good fortune while making a real difference in the lives of others who are learning and pursuing excellence.  In addition, many endowments honor excellence in a given field.

The minimum amount needed to establish an endowment is $5,000.  The interest is then used for the scholarships, programs and/or projects as outlined by the donor.  Endowments may be established either with Howard College (Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo or SWCID) or thru one of our foundations (the Howard College Foundation-Big Spring and Lamesa; Howard College at San Angelo Foundation; SWCID Foundation). Contributions can be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or bequest.  Pledges may be made for any designation and either paid monthly, quarterly, annually, or over a multi-year period.  Each Foundation in the Howard County Junior College District. (the Howard College Foundation Inc.-Big Spring and Lamesa; Howard College at San Angelo Foundation Inc.; and SWCID Foundation Inc.) are a 501c3 corporation and gifts to any of the Foundations may be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Current endowments established at Howard College/Big Spring are:

  • Adam Andrews Endowment
  • Adrian Randle Memorial Endowment
  • Ag Expo Endowment
  • Albert and Katherine McNallen Endowment
  • Ann Garrett Turner Endowment
  • Guion P. Keating Special Endowment
  • Jack Barber Endowment
  • John Bayne Endowment
  • Johnny Johansen Endowment
  • John Stowers Memorial Endowment
  • Margo Glickman Memorial Endowment
  • Polly Mays Memorial Endowment
  • Red and Robbie Lewis Endowment
  • Rob Ethridge Memorial Endowment
  • Scott and Ginger Griffin Memorial Endowment
  • Troy Hogue Memorial Endowment
  • Wendell Lawrence Endowment
  • Wofford B. Hardy, Jr. Memorial Endowment
  • Zula Rhodes 4-H/Ag Endowment

Current endowments established with Howard College Foundation (Big Spring/Lamesa) are:

  • Alice Haynes Memorial Endowment
  • Anna Smith Nursing Endowment
  • Anthony & Pauline Hunt Memorial Endowmen
  • Bert Andries Memorial Endowment
  • Big Spring Hunting & Fishing Club Endowment
  • Bill and Betty Addy Memorial Endowment
  • C.D. & Ruby Helen Turner Memorial Endowment
  • Charles & Brooksie Hodges Endowment
  • Class of 1965 Endowment
  • Derek Churchwell Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Diana Currie Nichols Endowed Nursing Scholarship Endowment
  • Don and Nan McKinney Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Don E. Stevens Endowment
  • ETLD Endowment
  • Everett Blackburn Memorial Endowment
  • Farm Boys Dental Hygiene Endowment
  • Florence C. Read Memorial Endowment
  • Gary and Ronda Turner Endowment
  • Gene Britt Memorial Endowment (Lamesa)
  • H.L. Batton Memorial Endowment
  • Harold Davis Endowment
  • J.D. and Mattie Miller Endowment
  • J.T. & Dorothy Clements Endowment
  • James and Betty Barr Ag Scholarship Endowment
  • Jane Lucas Thomas Memorial Endowment
  • Jan Foresyth Endowment
  • Joyce Bradley Vocal Endowment
  • Kiwanis Club Endowment
  • Lions Club Endowment
  • M.S. & Meek Lane Doss Foundation Endowment
  • Martha Jane Slagle-Youngman Nursing Endowment
  • Mary Johnson Memorial Endowment
  • Optimist Club Endowment
  • P.W. Malone Memorial Endowment
  • Paul Wesley Morgan Endowment
  • Robinson Drilling Endowment
  • Sue Montgomery Balzer Nursing Scholarship Endowment
  • Tatia Colvin Memorial Endowment
  • Virginia Gray Estate Endowment
  • Woodmen of the World Endowment

Current endowments established with SWCID Foundation are:

  • Beverly Buchanan Endowment
  • Jesse Lee Walters Memorial Endowment
  • Philip Waldrup Memorial Endowment
  • P.W. Malone Memorial Endowment
  • Ram Lal Seekri Endowed Automotive and Mechanic Technology Scholarship
  • Ram Lal Seekri Endowed Building Construction Trades Scholarship
  • Sherrie Baird Memorial Endowment