The NEIU Foundation follows strict protocols to report its efforts on behalf of Northeastern Illinois University. We take very seriously our responsibility to steward your gifts and to grow the endowment to support the University and its students now, and into the future.

The NEIU Foundation’s Investment Committee oversees the management of the endowment portfolio using a diversified strategy focused on long-term, sustained growth with below-average risk and volatility. In this regard, our Investment Committee, which is comprised of a group of experienced financial individuals, sets policy, evaluates investment alternatives, and monitors quarterly our investment returns against desired benchmarks. The Investment Committee has hired an independent advisor, Fiducient Advisory, to assist in managing investment funds.

Investment Breakdown (as of June 30, 2023)

Investment Breakdown chart

Endowment Portfolio Performance (with Quasi Endowment)

Endowment Portfolio Performance chart

FY 23 - $17,241,847
FY 22 - $15,563,784
FY 21 - $17,964,910
FY 20 - $13,494,385
FY 19 - $13,286,555