Giving to the Library
Generous giving from donors has a long tradition in the Environmental Design Library. A gift from Phoebe Apperson Hearst created the Architecture Library in 1903, and the Beatrix Farrand Endowment Fund has helped build one of the best landscape architecture collections in the world. Since then many donors have made contributions of books and funds, enriching our collections and making possible our recent renovation.
Financial support is very important to the Environmental Design Library—contributions provide
funding for expensive resources, specialized equipment, conservation of
rare books, and exhibits or special projects. Financial gifts may be
unrestricted or support a specific library program, service, or collection.
In addition to cash, the Library welcomes securities and other real or
- Endowment funds may be established with a gift of $50,000 or more to support library collections, programs, projects or positions. These endowed funds provide the Environmental Design Library, in perpetuity, with an annual income that ensures our collections and programs remain strong and vital regardless of the strength of state and campus budgetary support. Donors may choose to support specific programs, projects, or library materials in a discipline (architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning, or city and regional planning) of the donor's choice. We encourage interested donors to contact us or the Library Development Office to discuss possible endowment opportunities.
- Contributions from alumni and friends to the
Campaign for Wurster Hall
made possible the recent renovation of the Library
and other parts of the building. The
College of Environmental Design and the Library express their gratitude
for contributions to the Wurster Hall Renovation Fund by listing all major
gift donors on a recognition plaque installed in Wurster Hall. Additionally,
donors of significant gifts will be offered naming opportunities for improved
areas subject to campus approval procedures.
- Contributions given in memory or in honor of a person or to
mark a special occasion are recognized with a bookplate and family members
notified. For a gift of $1,000, a named memorial book fund can be established,
and for gifts totaling $50,000 or more, a named memorial library endowment
fund can be created.
- Some firms match their employee's gifts to higher education.
Ask your company's Matching Gifts Coordinator, or call 510/642-9377, and
we will provide you with a list of companies with matching gift programs.
- You may invest in the Library's future by including it in your
estate plans without decreasing assets during your lifetime.
- The simplest method for a planned gift is to include the Library in your
will. Bequests can take the form of cash, securities, or other property,
and may be a specific sum or a stated percentage of the estate.
- A trust can be established to produce income for the donor or others
during their lifetimes and ultimately provide future support for the Library.
Cal's Gift Planning staff can provide assistance in determining an appropriate arrangement
to meet your individual needs.
Donating Books or Journals
Gifts of scholarly and professional
materials have historically represented a significant element in the development
of our outstanding research collections. We welcome individual gifts of
books and journals, but due to space and staff limitations, we must be
judicious in accepting large contributions. Donors should be aware
that the materials offered may be duplicates or outside the scope of the
collection. In this case these materials may be sold in the Library's Book Sale Shop, and the proceeds used to purchase other materials for the
collections. Information on appraisals
and tax deductions is available.
Environmental Design Library Wish List
Please consider donating or underwriting the following items:
9 Cities One Artist, by Laura Davidson. [Boston, MA], 2009. 168 pp. $800.
Jean Nouvel Complete Works, 1970-2008, edited by Philip Jodidio. Cologne: Taschen, 2008. 2 vols, signed, limited ed. (1000 copies) $700.
Oscar Niemeyer, by Oscar Niemeyer and Matthieu Salvaing. New York, Assouline, 2009. 168 pp. $550.
Make a donation directly to the Environmental Design Library using the
Elizabeth Byrne Fund for the Environmental Design Library form
Library Fund Online Gift Form.
Contribute by Mail
Please make checks payable to UC Regents and specify that it is for the Environmental Design Library. Send along with any instructions regarding the donation to:
David Eifler, Interim Head
Environmental Design Library
University of California
210 Wurster Hall
Berkeley CA 94720-6000