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

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

This endowment was established to enrich and enlarge the University Library's chemistry collection for teaching, learning, and research. Funds will support acquisition of print and electronic chemistry books as well as digital chemistry information resources and databases.

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Janet W. Noah Endowment
Janet W. Noah Endowment

The purpose of this endowment, created in memory of Janet W. Noah, is to enable the University Library to enrich and enlarge its treasury of children’s literature and to develop its collection of information resources on the study of teaching of children’s literature.

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Jo Bell Whitlatch History Endowment
Jo Bell Whitlatch History Endowment

Established in honor of the University's Associate Dean upon her retirement in 2006, this fund supports the growth of the library’s holdings in history.

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Kaya Sugiyama Memorial Endowment

This endowment has been established to benefit the King Library and the College of the Social Sciences. The funds will specifically support the Asian American Studies Center Collection and the Chicano Studies Center Collection of the Cultural Heritage Center of the King Library at San José State University.

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King Library Digital Collections Endowment

This endowment fund was established to support existing database subscriptions and to enhance the current collections with new subscriptions, including subscriptions for e-journals and e-books.

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

This fund was created in memory of Mark Trent Goldberg, the late Executive Director of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts, and supports the library's musical theatre collection.

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Nancy & Kenneth Wiener Social Work Collection Endowment
Nancy & Kenneth Wiener Social Work Collection Endowment

The Nancy & Kenneth Wiener Social Work Collection Endowment will be used to enable the University Library to enrich and enlarge its collections in support of teaching, learning and research in social work through the acquisition of print and electronic social work books and the licensing of digital social work resources and databases.

National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities

The purpose of this endowment is to strengthen and enrich our humanities digital collections, which are accessible to the SJSU community, as well as our public visitors.

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

This fund was established by a fifth-generation Californian, Patricia Rowe Burns, to encourage others to develop interest and research in California history, particularly of the early Spanish and French settlers.

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Portuguese Heritage Collection Endowment
Portuguese Heritage Collection Endowment

A fund established in partnership with the Portuguese American community, this endowment will allow the King Library to significantly enhance its holdings in all areas of Portuguese literature, art, history and social studies, and allow for the expansion of its cultural heritage collections.

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Ruth Ann Moore Memorial Art Collection Endowment
Ruth Ann Moore Memorial Art Collection Endowment

This fund supports the art, design, art history, and graphic arts collections and was established in 2005 in memory of book lover and one of King Library's first docents, Ruth Ann Moore.

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SJSU Special Collections and Archives Endowment
SJSU Special Collections and Archives Endowment

This endowment fund was established to expand and enhance those holdings that are absolutely unique to our library, exclusive materials that are found nowhere else, including the extensive University Archives.

Pre-Endowments (Principal less than $25,000)

Cultural Heritage Center Pre-Endowment
Cultural Heritage Center Pre-Endowment

This pre-endowment fund has been established to support programming for the Cultural Heritage Center (CHC). The CHC collections and programs focus on U.S. race/ethnic studies and/or people: Africana, Asian American, and Chicano.

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 and the evolving field of librarianship.

Special Funds

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

Established by the SJSU History Dept, this fund supports the purchase of books and other materials about English and Irish history and affairs.

Mildred Gentry Winters Endowment Fund
Mildred Gentry Winters Endowment Fund

Established by the SJSU History Dept, this fund supports the purchase of books and other materials focusing on California history.

Endowments are created with a donation and the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the purpose of the endowment. Donations under $25,000 are considered pre-endowments, which need to be built up to a minimum balance of $25,000 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.