Annual Report 2022

No t e s t o Co n s o l i d a t e d F i n a n c i a l S t a t eme n t s J u n e 3 0 , 2 0 2 2 a n d 2 0 2 1 Endowment Net Assets ASC 958, Not-for-Profit Entities, provides guidance on the net asset classification of donor-restricted endowment funds for a not-for-profit organization that is subject to an enacted version of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act of 2006 (UPMIFA) and additional disclosures about an organization’s endowment funds. The state of Florida adopted the Florida Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (FUPMIFA) effective July 1, 2012. The university’s endowment consists of approximately 391 individual endowments established for a variety of purposes. The endowment includes both donor-restricted endowment funds and funds designated by the Board of Trustees. Net assets associated with endowment funds are classified and reported based on the existence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions. The Board of Trustees of the university has interpreted the FUPMIFA as requiring the preservation of the fair value of the original gift as of the gift date of the donor-restricted endowment funds absent explicit donor stipulations to the contrary. As a result of this interpretation, the university classifies as net assets with donor restrictions: (a) the original value of gifts donated to the permanent endowment, (b) the original value of subsequent gifts to the permanent endowment, and (c) if applicable, accumulations to the permanent endowment made in accordance with the direction of the applicable donor gift instrument at the time of the gift. Also classified as net assets with donor restrictions is the accumulated appreciation on donor-restricted endowment funds until those amounts are appropriated for expenditure by the university in a manner consistent with the standard of prudence prescribed by FUPMIFA. In accordance with FUPMIFA, the university considers the following factors in making a determination to appropriate or accumulate donor-restricted funds: restrictions, if any, placed upon the endowment fund by the donors; the duration and preservation of the endowment fund; the purpose of the university and the endowment fund; general economic conditions; the possible effect of inflation or deflation; the expected total return from income and the appreciation of investments; other resources of the university; and the university’s investment policy. The university has adopted an investment and spending policy for endowment assets that provides a predictable stream of funding to programs supported by its endowment, while seeking to maintain purchasing power of the endowment assets. Endowment assets include those assets of donor-restricted funds that the university must hold in perpetuity or for a donor-specified period as well as board-designated funds. Under this policy, as approved by the Board of Trustees, the endowment assets are invested in a manner that is intended to produce a real return, net of inflation and investment management costs. Actual returns in any given year may vary. To satisfy its long-term rate-of-return objectives, the university relies on a total return strategy in which investment returns are achieved through both capital appreciation (realized and unrealized) and current yield (interest and dividends). The university targets a diversified asset allocation that places a greater emphasis on equity-based investments to achieve its long-term objectives within prudent risk constraints. 35