All told, over the fifty years we have charted, your endowment gift of $20,000 will have distributed a total of $108,367 in annual distributions to SAT-7 and have grown to almost $76,000, continuing to provide needed support. Of course, this is based on the assumptions we outlined in the opening paragraph; that the fund grows at 8% each year and pays out 5% leaving 3% additional in the fund each year.
Your original gift is never depleted; it provides annual support each year into the future.
The chart on the right illustrates how a gift of $20,000 to the endowment will grow, providing greater annual distributions to SAT-7. The illustration assumes the same average investment rate of return of 8%, which is not a guarantee, and annual distribution to SAT-7 of approximately 5% that we used above.