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Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library by Laura Sloop Henzl, Kathryn Dilworth

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Capital projects and renovations

Abstract

Capital projects can engage the larger alumni community because they offer naming opportunities. Renovations can do the same thing on a smaller scale. As a central university (and often iconic) building, a library capital project is uniquely positioned to cultivate donors from all sectors of the university community.

Keywords

Capital project funding; Named spaces; Academic library renovation; Special projects

New libraries and library spaces are a great case for engaging donors for one big reason: naming opportunities. In their book about philanthropy in higher education, Thelin and Trollinger (2014) explain that a lot about giving to universities is about supporting what donors see as historic to an institution ...

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