Gift from the Kresge Foundation
The UW Library has been awarded a gift of $600,000 US for library renovations from the Kresge Challenge Grant. This grant was made on a challenge basis: if the Library raised the balance required to complete the renovation goal of $2.8 million by June 1, 2007, then the grant funds from Kresge would be received. We are the second library in Canada to receive this grant.
Together we Met the Challenge
How Your Gift Helps
Your support is invaluable. It can help us transform the Dana Porter and Davis Centre Libraries. Projects include:
- Creating an Information Commons in the Porter Library
- Providing new individual and group study areas
- Enhancing the computing equipment available in the libraries
- Creating a flexible learning lab in the Davis Library
- The collective response from library staff towards the Kresge Challenge was tremendous! By the end of November 2005, 92% of 129 library staff members participated in the Challenge through their respective contributions.
(Communications Librarian), ext. 32446
Library Communications and Development
January 14, 2009