2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 30. Trusts and Fiduciaries
CHAPTER 12. Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act
30-2-12-9. Appropriation or accumulation of endowment funds; gift instrument

Universal Citation: IN Code § 30-2-12-9 (2017)
IC 30-2-12-9 Appropriation or accumulation of endowment funds; gift instrument

     Sec. 9. (a) Subject to the terms of a gift instrument, an institution may appropriate for expenditure or accumulate so much of an endowment fund that the institution determines is prudent for the uses, benefits, purposes, and duration of the endowment fund. Except as provided in a gift instrument, the assets in an endowment fund are donor restricted until appropriated by the institution.

     (b) In determining to appropriate or accumulate endowment funds, an institution shall:

(1) act in good faith and with the care a prudent person acting in a like position would use under similar circumstances; and

(2) consider the following factors:

(A) The duration and preservation of the endowment fund.

(B) The purposes of the institution and the endowment fund.

(C) General economic conditions.

(D) The possible effects of inflation or deflation.

(E) The expected total return from income and the appreciation of investments.

(F) Other resources of the institution.

(G) The investment policy of the institution.

     (c) To be effective, a gift instrument must specifically state a limitation on the authority of an institution to appropriate or accumulate under subsection (a).

     (d) A gift instrument that designates a gift as an endowment or contains a direction or authorization to use only income, interest, dividends, rents, issues, or profits, or to preserve the principal intact, or a similar direction:

(1) creates an endowment fund of permanent duration unless the gift instrument states otherwise; and

(2) does not otherwise limit the authority to appropriate or accumulate under subsection (a).

As added by P.L.268-1989, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.226-2007, SEC.15.


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