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:

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

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

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