We did it! Thanks to the unfaltering support of the UW community including students, staff, faculty, retirees, alumni and parents. The Kresge Challenge has come to a successful close.
In just under 24 months, we were able to raise $2.8 million. As a result, we have received a $600,000 US grant from the Kresge Foundation, the largest grant that Kresge has ever awarded to a Canadian library.
The money raised during the challenge has and will continue to enable us to make truly dramatic changes within both the Davis and Dana Porter libraries. In addition, the challenge has helped create a stronger, more diversified base of support. Gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations have all played an important role. Leadership gifts have allowed us to:
Other funds raised will be directed to upcoming projects, including:
The Kresge Challenge was spearheaded by our spirited library staff whose belief in this initiative was unparalleled. To everyone who made this feat possible, our sincerest thanks. The UW community will enjoy the benefits of your generosity for years to come.
For more information on the Kresge Challenge, contact:
Manager, Library Communications and Development