KU Endowment Building

1891 Constant Ave. Lawrence, KS 66047

In April 1998 KU Endowment moved to this $5 million, 52,000-square-foot building in the West District designed by Nearing Staats Prelogar Jones of Prairie Village. It is at least the third home of the Endowment, established in 1891 as the first foundation of its kind at a U.S. public university.

For many years its headquarters were in several buildings on the main campus, but in 1976 it moved to Irvin Youngberg Hall, which is named for the Endowment's longtime executive secretary. 

The Endowment is independent and nonprofit and is the official fund-raising and fund-management organization for KU; it oversees gifts, bequests, endowments, property and other assets for the university.