Ways to Give

Dean's Fund

Contributions to the Dean's Fund are put to work immediately to enhance learning, scholarly research and digital exploration. Your gift to the Dean’s Fund provides the Dean with flexibility to adapt to evolving student and faculty needs.

Library Endowment

The Library Endowment at SJSU is comprised of a number of endowed funds. As a donor, you are invited to contribute to the growth and vitality of the University Library collections and services by making a gift to any of our existing endowments or by creating one of your own.

For more information, contact Tracy Elliott, Dean of the University Library 1-408-808-2419 or Tracy.Elliott@sjsu.edu.

Established Endowments

Cultural Heritage Center Endowment
Cultural Heritage Center Endowment

Created in 2001, the Cultural Heritage Center is made up of three collections — Africana, Asian American and Chicano — that support academic programs at San José State University. Each collection is supported by its respective Resource Center... read more

Genevieve Caputo Rolla Chemistry Collection Endowment
Genevieve Caputo Rolla Chemistry Collection Endowment

This endowment, established by Genevieve and Richard Rolla, supports the King Library's chemistry collection for teaching, learning, and research. Genevieve is an alumna of San José State University, with a degree in chemistry. She is a long-time... read more
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Janet W. Noah Endowment
Janet W. Noah Endowment

This endowment honors the memory of Janet Weldon Noah, an elementary school teacher and wife of the late James Noah, an emeritus professor of journalism and former public relations director at San José State University. Janet was an avid reader... read more
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Jo Bell Whitlatch History Endowment
Jo Bell Whitlatch History Endowment

Associate Dean Jo Bell Whitlatch retired in 2006 after 33 years of service to San José State University. From the start of her career as a cataloging librarian in the Wahlquist Library to her role as Associate Dean, Jo Bell was a champion for the... read more
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Kaya Sugiyama Memorial Endowment
Kaya Sugiyama Memorial Endowment

Shortly before she passed in 2010, Kaya Ruth Sugiyama created this special endowment housed in the Cultural Heritage Center at the King Library to expand the Asian-American Studies Center Collection and the Chicano Studies Center Collection in... read more
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King Library Digital Collections Endowment

Recognizing that technology does and will continue to change the ways in which students, faculty and the community learn and conduct research, library friends Diana and Keith Morabito created this endowment to support the King Library's existing... read more

Library Emerging Technology Endowment
Library Emerging Technology Endowment

This endowment was established in honor of Ruth Kifer, who served as Dean of the King Library before her retirement in 2016. During her tenure, Ruth oversaw the successful partnership between the King Library and the City of San José,... read more

Library Leadership Endowment

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to expand and enhance all subject areas of the University Library collections, including but not limited to traditional print media, digital resources and video/audio formats.


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Library Science Collection Endowment
Library Science Collection Endowment

In honor of the largest graduate degree program at San Jose State, this endowment was created to provide resources to support one of the most recognized library science curricula in the world.


Mark Trent Goldberg Endowment
Mark Trent Goldberg Endowment

Engaging and fun with an enduring love for music and the arts, Mark Trent Goldberg served as the Executive Director for the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts for 25 years. His work on the Gershwin legacy was also his passion. Mark created and... read more
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Nancy & Kenneth Wiener Social Work Collection Endowment
Nancy & Kenneth Wiener Social Work Collection Endowment

The late Nancy Wiener, alumna of San José State University, received her Master's in Social Work from the School of Social Work. The advanced degree opened the doors to a 40-year career in social work, administration, and management and provided... read more

National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities

Established over five years as a part of a successful National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, this endowment supports the King Library's work to expand its humanities databases. Donors and contributors to the grant share a belief... read more

Patricia Rowe Burns California History Collection Endowment
Patricia Rowe Burns California History Collection Endowment

Established by Dr. H.W. Burns and his wife, Patricia R. Burns, the endowment honors their interest in California history, particularly of the early French and Spanish settlers. Both held strong and established ties in California and specifically... read more
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Portuguese Heritage Collection Endowment
Portuguese Heritage Collection Endowment

The endowment honors the Portuguese community in San Jose, which began in the 1850s when Portuguese settlers arrived and built a strong community in the Santa Clara Valley. Established in partnership with the Portuguese American community, the... read more
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Ruth Ann Moore Memorial Art Collection Endowment
Ruth Ann Moore Memorial Art Collection Endowment

This endowment holds the special distinction of being the first named endowment established at the King Library. Created in memory of Ruth Ann Moore, a San José State University alumna from the School of Library and Information Science, by her... read more
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SJSU Special Collections and Archives Endowment
SJSU Special Collections and Archives Endowment

This endowment was established by multiple donors to expand and enhance holdings that are unique to the King Library. Located on the 5th floor of the King Library, Special Collections and Archives consists of primary sources that document local,... read more

Pre-Endowments (Principal less than $50,000)

Library Professional Development Pre-Endowment

This pre-endowment will support professional development opportunities for SJSU librarians and staff, making it possible for them to keep current with the trends and developments in relevant technologies, library services to diverse populations ... read more

Special Funds

Dr. Mary Condon Memorial Book Fund
Dr. Mary Condon Memorial Book Fund

Established by San José State University's history department, this endowment supports the purchase of books and other materials about English and Irish history and affairs and provides grants to the history department to promote faculty... read more
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Mildred Gentry Winters Endowment Fund
Mildred Gentry Winters Endowment Fund

Established by San José State University's history department with a special gift from the estate of Mildred Gentry Winters, this endowment supports the King Library's purchase of books and other materials focusing on California history and... read more
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Endowments are created with a donation and the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the purpose of the endowment. Donations under $50,000 are considered pre-endowments, which need to be built up to a minimum balance of $50,000 within five years of being established to become a permanent endowment. The contribution is invested and will earn interest in perpetuity. The Library uses a percentage of the accrued interest to fulfill the purpose of the endowment while the remaining interest is reinvested into the endowment to ensure continuous growth. The principal of an endowment is never spent. It is forever a source of revenue for the Library.

Book endowments can be created in the subject area of your choice, and each book purchased using money from the endowment bears a specially designed, individual bookplate.