The SIUE Foundation maintains cash and investments in four major categories of investment accounts described below.
Operating: the day to day cash account from which operating expenses are paid and to which operating income is deposited.
Non-Endowment: a fixed income investment account in which maturities are laddered over a 10 year period to maximize yield and ensure safety of principal within the liquidity constraints of the SIUE Foundation. This account in combination with the operating account make up the total of all funds that are not endowed at the SIUE Foundation, with the exception of the Planned Giving investments.
Endowment: a diversified portfolio managed by professional investment managers consisting of all endowed assets of the SIUE Foundation. The portfolio can be invested up to 70% in equity investments. A distribution is made at the end of each fiscal year to a scholarship or program fund within the Non-Endowment investment account when earnings are sufficient for that fiscal year.
Planned Giving: a portfolio managed by the Planned Giving Administrator for the SIUE Foundation, currently TIAA-CREF Trust Company. The portfolio consists of Charitable Gift Annuity assets. These assets are invested according to the American Council on Gift Annuities recommended asset allocation.