Although the amount of money you have might seem huge, it is not. But to public colleges, 400 million dollars represents a mere drop in the bucket compared to Harvard’s $36 billion endowment. Just imagine the endowment of Missouri Southern: with a gift of $400 million, the school would increase its endowment twelvefold – from $5,700 per student to $77,000 per student. Now, how much money would you need to pay in taxes?
What Does 400 Million Dollars Look Like to Public Colleges?