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Liaison Seth Vidaña
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Western Washington University
SD-14: Endowment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mark Brovak
Senior DIrector
University Advancement
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The institution's total endowment market value as of the close of the most recent fiscal year:
9095441.93 US/Canadian $

Date as of:
Jan. 1, 2012

Does the institution offer donors the option of directing gifts to an investment fund that considers environmental/sustainability factors?:
Yes

If yes, or if currently under consideration, provide a brief description:
Yes, there is an environmental/sustainable investment option through Commonfund. At this time we have had no donors request this option for their endowments

Has the institution made investments in on-campus energy and/or water efficiency projects through the endowment (as an endowment investment and not a payout or using operating budget funds):
No

Size of capital commitments made within past 3 years:
1200000 US/Canadian $

Provide a brief description:
The foundation has provided funds for these types of projects, but these were direct payments, not through an endowment. Largest capital project currently is the redo of the Softball field. This project will improve drainage and safety of the players.

Does institution lack the ability to vote proxies on environmental and social resolutions, as the entire equity holdings of the endowment are invested in mutual funds (e.g. CommonFund, Fidelity, Vanguard)?:
Yes

Does the institution lack the ability to vote proxies on corporate governance resolutions, as the entire equity holdings of the endowment are invested in mutual funds (e.g. CommonFund, Fidelity, Vanguard)?:
Yes

Do investment managers handle the details of proxy voting on environmental and social resolutions?:
No

Do investment managers handle the details of proxy voting on corporate governance resolutions?:
No

Are investment managers provided with general guidelines that determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
No

Are investment managers provided with general guidelines that determine proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with specific guidelines that determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with specific guidelines that determine proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
No

Does a single administrator determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
No

Does a single administrator determines proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
No

Does a committee of administrators and/or trustees deliberate and make decisions on proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Does a committee of administrators and/or trustees deliberate and make decisions on proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Does a committee that includes student representatives deliberate and make recommendations or decisions on proxy votes on enviromental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Does a committee that includes student representatives deliberate and make recommendations or decisions on proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Is institution community feedback incorporated into proxy voting decisions on environmental and social resolutions through town hall meetings or a website?:
No

Is institution community feedback incorporated into proxy voting decisions on corporate governance resolutions through town hall meetings or a website?:
No

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