Other Types of Gifts


Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have otherwise been possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the option of the donor.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Learn more and check to see if your company matches gifts.


Endowment funds provide a valuable opportunity to invest in the future of higher education. Each fund serves as a permanent financial resource that generates annual income for a designated purpose. In this way, donors create a living legacy that spans generations.  

An endowed fund is a dependable and perpetual source of support, since the principal is invested and only a portion of the earnings is spent annually. Endowments allow donors to make a lasting impact to University Libraries, now and in the future.  A minimum gift of $50,000 is needed to establish an endowment.

Planned Gifts

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial, and tax planning perspective to consider long-term gift planning as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and bequests.

Professional advisers, visit our online gift planning resource to help you assist your clients in reaching their charitable goals.

Gifts in Kind

The University Libraries Special Collections are always eager accept exceptional material donations that fit within their collections development policies. Visit our special collections page for more information.

Donate Books

The Friends of the Libraries accept donations of gently used books.  The donations are reviewed by the Libraries' collection strategy team, who determine if the books should be added to the Libraries' collection. Learn More