Named funds: what’s in a name?
Endowment gifts are needed to achieve the kind of excellence and leadership for which our libraries are known. Funds are invested in perpetuity. The Library devotes a portion of earnings 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 and areas 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.
A gift of $25,000 paid over a three- to five-year period is the minimum necessary to create a named endowed fund for the library.
Specific Naming Opportunities
The University Librarian – minimum $2 million
Supports the position.
Named curator of a special collection – minimum $1 million
Support for the Southern Historical, Southern Folklife, North Carolina or Rare Book Collections.
Named departmental librarian – minimum $500,000
Supports departmental libraries or collections.
Visiting library scholar – minimum $50,000
Supports scholars researching our special collections.
Graduate fellowships and assistantships – minimum $50,000
Supplements support to graduate students or post-graduate librarians to conduct advanced research and development projects in the library.