February 6, 2017
College Endowments Average -1.9 Percent Return in FY16, But Endowment Spending Continues to RiseCollege Endowments Average -1.9 Percent Return in FY16, But Endowment Spending Continues to Rise
College and university endowments had an average investment return of -1.9 percent in FY16, the worst performance since the FY08 financial crisis, according to the 2016 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE). Despite the lower returns, nearly three-quarters of colleges and universities continue to raise their endowment spending dollars to fund student financial aid and other programs.

Preparing for a Game-Changing Era

The political landscape in Washington has changed. Now more than ever, NACUBO members should be readily prepared to discuss the intersection of the business office with federal policy. NACUBO has created new resources to help you illustrate how federal policy changes to charitable giving and endowments could affect lives in your states and local communities.

Some Football Players at Private Institutions are Employees, NLRB Says

Scholarship football players at the 17 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision private colleges and universities will be considered employees under the National Labor Relations Act, according to a January 31 memorandum from NLRB’s general counsel.

NACUBO Continues to Weigh In on Immigration Concerns

NACUBO joined the American Council on Education and about 50 other higher education associations in a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security requesting the opportunity to discuss President Trump’s recent controversial executive order on travel restrictions. NACUBO also offered support for passage of the BRIDGE Act in a letter sent to the Congressional sponsors of the legislation.

John Walda to Speak at TIAA Leadership Symposium

NACUBO President and CEO John Walda will bring his expertise to the 2017 TIAA Leadership Symposium, moderating a session on "Navigating Change to Achieve Institutional Sustainability." He’ll be joined by Jacalyn Askin, NACUBO Higher Education Economic Models Project manager. The symposium, March 27-29 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, offers senior financial executives business insight and information to help drive insights and solutions. Registration closes February 20. For more information, email symposium@tiaa.org.

Legislative Lunchcast: A 30-Minute Washington Update from NACUBO

Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:00PM ET

To help business officers understand the political climate and explore potential budgetary, tax, and regulatory changes, NACUBO is offering a 30-minute overview of what’s happening in Washington. Get an update on federal actions that will impact your campus and what may be coming in 2017. This online presentation is complimentary for NACUBO members. Register today!

This program is supported by Crowe Horwath.

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