CNU Foundations

Foundations works closely with university leadership to provide support and guidance in the areas of property acquisition, investment management, and good stewardship of the generosity of the local community and other benefactors.

The Education Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that functions as a charitable foundation to assist, support and foster the mission of Christopher Newport University. We accomplish this purpose by:

  • Participating in the formulation of strategies to obtain charitable contributions and promoting and monitoring those strategies in conjunction with University Advancement and in consultation with the president and other leaders
  • Establishing the investment policy of the Foundation, selecting the fund manager and monitoring the performance of investments
  • Informing and educating potential donors and supporters regarding the mission and needs of Christopher Newport
  • Promoting planned charitable gifts
  • Promoting proper donor stewardship
  • Rendering financial assistance

The Real Estate Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that functions as a charitable foundation to assist, support and foster the mission of Christopher Newport University. The Real Estate Foundation accomplishes its mission by:

  • Providing the University with guidance and decision-making support regarding real estate and real estate value and acquisition
  • Functioning as a holding company and manager of off-campus properties
  • Advising university leadership in the securing of real estate for investment purposes
  • Providing real estate information in support of the growth and growth management strategies of the University
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