Establishing an endowment provides critically needed funds to acquire, preserve, and provide access to library materials in a subject area of particular interest to you. Endowments begin at $10,000 and the Libraries invite donors to make a single gift or to build an endowed fund over several years. These funds are invested in perpetuity and provide a permanent flow of income. Endowment funds can be created to support the acquisition of library materials in a specific field or collection, the work associated with a collection, preservation of library materials, advances in information technology or in ares of greatest opportunity or need. Gifts may be recognized through named funds, plaques in appropriate library spaces, and by the naming of positions or collections.
Special bookplates reflecting the interests of the donor or person being honored are designed in consultation with the donor and affixed to each item added to our collections through the endowment fund. Electronic bookplates can also be created to acknowledge the support of electronic databases or journals.
Collection endowments and other gifts can be funded through a gift of cash or appreciated stock as well as through ways that can help you enhance your retirement, care for a loved one or friend and minimize income or estate taxes. For example, naming the UGA Foundation as beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan (401(k), 403(b), IRA or KEOGH) may be particularly advantageous - doing so may result in more assets being passed on to your heirs than if you make a bequest from other funds in your estate. If you would like to receive more information on planned giving opportunities, please call Mike Cook (706) 542-5241 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Current Endowments at the University of Georgia Libraries
For more information about establishing a collection endowment, please contact:
Senior Director of Development