University Libraries

Endowments at the University Libraries

Anendowment can leave a lasting legacy that continues your giving year after year.  If you are interested in creating an endowment or contributing towards an existing endowment, please contact The University of Toledo Office of Institutional Advancement at (419) 530-2603 or toll-free at 1-966-848-0002.  

Building the Future: Creating a Named Endowment

One of our main priorities is to grow and enhance our general endowment funds.  These funds can make the difference between covering expenses and being able to really innovate.  Creating an endowment starts with a minimum donation of $25,000 and can be used to support and help establish a number of potential projects important to you.  Some projects we are seeking funding for include… 

  • Endowed Directorship of the Carlson Library
    To create an endowment fund in support of the Director of Carlson Library on the UT Main Campus.  
    ($250,000)
  • Endowed Directorship of the Mulford Medical Library
    To create an endowment fund in support of the Director of Mulford Library on the UT Health Science Campus.
    ($250,000)
  • Endowed Directorship of the Canaday Center for Special Collections
    To create an endowment fund in support of the Director of the Canaday Center for Special Collections.  
    ($250,000)
  • Endowed Professorship of Information Literacy
    To create an endowment fund in support of a faculty member who teaches information literacy.
    ($250,000)
  • University Libraries Speaker Series Endowment
    To create an endowment fund featuring a well-known author or scholar lecture on campus.  
    (minimum goal of $250,000)
  • Canaday Center Endowment for Graduate Student Stipends
    To create an endowment fund in support of the graduate student assistants who work in the Canaday Center.  
    (minimum goal of $250,000)
  • Digitization Project Endowment: 
    To create an endowment fund to support the digitization of the Canaday Center of Special Collections.
    (goal of $250,000)
  • Professional Development Endowment: 
    Create an endowment fund to support the professional development of staff in the University Libraries and Academic Support.
    (goal of $250,000)
  • Special Collections Endowment: 
    To create an endowment fund to support the purchase of books and documents to enhance our special collections in the Canaday Center – new ideas include UT Sports Archives, the History of Medicine and the history of disability awareness in Toledo.
    (goal of $100,000)
  • Preservation of Special Collections Endowment:  
    To create an endowment fund to preserve our current special collections by funding conservation treatment and archival storage for fragile documents.
    (goal of $50,000)
  • Student Technology Assistant Endowment: 
    To create an endowment to support a library student worker position.
    (goal of $50,000)
  • Library Student Scholarship Endowment: 
    To create an endowment to fund a scholarship to support a student library employee in his or her academic pursuits.
    (goal of $25,000)
  • Collection Development Initiative: 
    To create an endowment fund to purchase books in support of any academic interest of your choice.
    ($25,000)

Current Endowments & Cash Funds

The University Libraries have been honored to receive the following endowments over the years.  These funds have made and will continue to make a lifelong impact on our libraries now and into the future.  All of these funds are currently active and open to receiving your donation.  Please make certain to designate a specific fund when making a donation.

  • ENDOWMENTS ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

    • Library Progress Fund #300-337
      To support priority needs of the University Libraries
    • Emeritus Faculty Library Fund #300-026
      To purchase books and bookplates in the name of each professor who retires
    • Monroe F. Hess Endowment Fund #300-340
      To restore the Hess collection of reference publications in technical analysis
    • J. Lester Kobacker Fund #632
      To purchase books and materials for UT’s library collection
    • J. Howard Kramer Fund #613
      To purchase law and liberal arts books
    • National Endowment for the Humanities #838
      To purchase library materials

  • NON-ENDOWED CASH FUNDS

    • Friends of the Library #400-285
    • Carlson Library Materials Fund #400-722
    • Parents Fund for Carlson Library #401-169
    • Distance Learning Progress Fund #410-156

  • ENDOWMENTS ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT THE CANADAY CENTER

    • Duhaime Library Fund #300-243
      To purchase books for the D. D. Duhaime Collection of Lincoln and the Civil War
    • Foy and Phyllis Kohler Library Fund #300-388
      To support the Kohler Collection
    • Margaret M. Perry Memorial Endowment Fund #300-193
      To purchase materials related to the Magyar-Hungarian people, their history and culture.
    • James G. Ravin Endowed Fund for the Canaday Center #300-697
      To support collections of the Canaday Center
    • The Jung See Sing Memorial Endowed Fund for Asian-American Studies #300-791
      To support Asian-American research and studies

  • NON-ENDOWED CASH FUNDS

    • Canaday Center Progress Fund #400-732
    • Canaday Center Rare Book Fund #400-890
Last Updated: 6/26/15