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Catalyst Fund For Innovation

UW’s world-class research relies on access to world-class library services.


The Future of Knowledge Starts with You

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Our vision is to be the libraries for a limitless future: to lead the way through a wide-open world of information and opportunity, and empower people to think, create and collaborate for the public good.

You can help us get there.

“Everything the Libraries does to bring the past, present and future together relies on the support of visionary donors committed to the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.”

– Simon Neame, Dean of Libraries

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Learn About Our Vision

Be a Catalyst of Knowledge for the Public Good

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To meet the challenges and opportunities of today and catalyze the breakthroughs of tomorrow, the Libraries, in partnership with donors, is creating and sharing knowledge that will make our world a more informed, connected and humane place.

Through permanently endowed and current-use philanthropic funds, the Libraries Catalyst Fund will accelerate ambitious and innovative projects that reflect our values. Help us accelerate teaching, learning and research.

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Make your Mark with a Transformative Gift

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Your transformative gift of $50,000 or more to The Libraries Catalyst Endowed Fund for Innovation qualifies you for our new Suzzallo Library Reading Room Window Recognition opportunity.

Learn more about how these stunning windows and beautiful pieces of history can connect you with every Husky’s future.

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Make Your Mark. Reserve Your Window.

Your window will acknowledge your generosity and support for the University and the central role UW Libraries plays as a catalyst for research, teaching and learning at UW. We can work with you to help identify and select a window and to create a custom dedication.

Contact Libraries Advancement at (206) 616-0430 or to learn more, and make your mark on the future!