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Ann L. Nieder Library Endowment

Gifts invested to provide long-term support for the Libraries at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries.

Ann Nieder is a graduate of the UW School of Nursing and a founding member of the Friends of the UW Libraries. She has been a consistent supporter of a collaborative effort by the University Libraries and the Washington State Jewish Historical Society for the Jewish Archives Project.

Her four children are all graduates of the University of Washington.

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Anna Murray and Charles Fremont Porter Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested to support the Libraries’ purchase of reference books in the fields of education, history, and music.

William L. Porter (’29) established this fund in memory of his parents, Anna and Charles Porter. Descendants of pioneers, the Porters participated in the westward migration and settling of the Pacific Coast Region. Anna was a member of the first class to graduate from the Ellensburg Normal School and Charles was trained as a miner.

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Class of 2009 Endowment for Odegaard Library

Gifts invested to support improvements to the Odegaard Library facility and programs.

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Dean A. Pollack and Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson Libraries Endowed Fund

Gifts invested to provide discretionary support to UW Libraries.

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Dorlesca and William Peterson Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested to benefit UW Libraries in honor of these two pioneers from Whidbey Island. The fund supports the acquisition of materials for the Pacific Northwest Collection, housed in the Manuscripts, Special Collections and University Archives divisions of UW Libraries.

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Estelle and Phillip DeLacy Endowed Fund for the Libraries

Gifts invested to benefit UW Libraries with earnings to be used at the discretion of the Dean.

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Ford Motor Company Endowment for the Petersen & Tower Rooms

Gifts invested to provide support for the furnishings of the Arcade and Tower (Chamberlin) Rooms, located in the Kenneth S. Allen Library, University of Washington.

Don Petersen, the retired Chairman of Ford Motor Company, has been a UW donor and volunteer for over 30 years. An engineering graduate of the UW, Mr. Petersen was named Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus to the UW.

The Petersen Room in Allen Library was named in his honor.

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Herschel V. III and Janet Schraegle Jones Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested to benefit collections and services of Odegaard Library.

Herschel V. Jones III is an alumnus of the UW School of Business with an MBA in International Business. He is the Managing Director of The Highbury Group LLC in Seattle. Janet Jones is an alumna of the UW Graduate School of Library and Information Science with an MLS.

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Hydnellum diabolus Libraries Endowed Fund at UW Libraries

Gifts invested to support UW Libraries, with preference given to maintenance of the libraries print & digital information resources. Support for creating new spaces, tools and technology that reflect the changing environment.

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Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment

Gifts invested to enhance the University’s ability to acquire, supplement, and maintain the Libraries’ collections and to otherwise enhance the Libraries’ programs.

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Larry Fletcher Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested to benefit UW Libraries for general purposes including, but not limited to, the benefit of manuscripts, special collections, and UW Archives Division (MSUCA).

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Leroy and Mildred Brooks Endowed Fund for Library Support

Gifts invested for support to be used at the discretion of the Director of UW Libraries.

Mildred and LeRoy met at the Southern California Telephone Company and were married in 1939. They had an extensive library in their home. Active in their community, they were members of the Order of the Eastern Star, The Sierra Club, and volunteers at Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

LeRoy graduated from the University of Washington in 1918 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. To honor their love of libraries, LeRoy and Mildred Brooks left their estate to the University Libraries.

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Libraries Catalyst Endowed Fund for Innovation

Gifts invested for the innovative and entrepreneurial work of the UW Libraries. The 21st century university research library must be responsive and nimble to changes in pedagogy, learning and research. With this fund, the Libraries will fuel innovation to accelerate student success, faculty teaching and research, and community engagement for the public good.

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Libraries Catalyst Operating Fund for Innovation

Provides immediate use support for the innovative and entrepreneurial work of the UW Libraries, fueling innovation to accelerate student success, faculty teaching and research, and community engagement for the public good.

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Libraries Excellence Fund

Provides support for various activities, projects and programs with the objective of enhancing the excellence of UW Libraries.

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Libraries In-Kind Processing Support Fund

To support the processing and operations of in-kind donations in the Libraries including, but not limited to, equipment and supplies.

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Libraries Collections Fund

For general gifts to the main library. (See “Tribute” category for remembrances or honorary gifts. Use “Library Special Fund” for gifts to branch units and collections not served by other funds.)

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Libraries Special Fund

To receive donations restricted to the purchase of library materials in units, collections, or subject areas not served by other funds.

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Merrell Rees And Laura Woodward Davis Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested to support acquisitions to University Libraries’ collections of American literature including books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, and all other information formats.

Laura Elizabeth Woodward Davis was a strong advocate for the University Libraries over the years.She was a generous contributor since 1982 and served on the board of the Friends of the Libraries from 1994-1998. In 2002 she established this endowment in honor of her husband, Merrell Rees Davis, a professor of American Literature at the University of Washington from 1947 until his death in 1961.

Laura Davis passed away in July 2003. In her memory, her children chose to rename this endowment to honor both of their parents.

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Odegaard Undergraduate Library Fund

To commemorate Odegaard’s 25th anniversary for purchase of books, CD-ROMs and other materials.

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The Daniel C. and Ellen L. Blom Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested for support of UW Libraries for speakers, events, programs and other expenses.

Nicole Blom Heath dedicated this endowment in honor of her parents, Dan and Ellen Blom, as a permanent reminder of their love of books, literature and learning. Mr. Blom was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University with an undergraduate degree in literature and was a teaching fellow in speech in 1941-1942.

Mrs. Blom received a Master of Arts Degree in Literature and in Educational Administration from the UW.

Nicole Heath is a graduate of the UW School of Drama.

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The Dean's Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested for discretionary use as determined by the Dean of University Libraries for support of programs, projects, services, recruitment and other activities to benefit UW Libraries.

This endowment is in memory of Thomas Roch Roddy, who graduated cum laude from the UW in 1949. He had a distinguished career as a librarian at San Francisco State University and was a Professor Emeritus at SFSU. In his search for truth, Mr. Roddy was a voracious reader with a grand passion for travel. As an ardent supporter of education, the endowment will preserve Mr. Roddy’s legacy by continuing his pedagogic pursuits. He had a charming wit, twinkling Irish eyes, and always dressed formally with a bow tie.

A plaque has been placed in the south apse of the Reading Room in Suzzallo Library in his memory.

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UW Parents Collections and Programs Endowed Fund

Gifts invested to support augmenting of UW Libraries’ collections of books, periodicals, media materials and programs designed to enhance the educational experience of the University’s undergraduate students.

This endowment was set up by the UW Annual Giving Council through funds from the Parents Giving Program. It is the University’s intent that distributions from the endowment be used at the discretion of the Dean of the University Libraries, or his or her designee, to benefit the Libraries.

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Virginia Wright Melin Libraries Endowed Fund

Gifts invested to support Libraries collections relating to American literature.

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Warren G. Magnuson Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested to support UW Libraries’ collections in areas related to Senator Magnuson’s legacy of public service: political science and history, labor issues, law, health care, consumer protection, natural resources, fisheries conservation, science and transportation policies.

Warren G. Magnuson began his career in the nation’s capital in 1937 as a Representative from Washington State. In 1944 he was elected to the US Senate, where he served six full terms. Senator Magnuson advanced civil rights, created legislation to protect Puget Sound and established NOAA. He promoted local commerce, worked to increase consumer protection, reorganized the railroads and established the Columbia and Snake River dams to provide power to the Pacific Northwest. He was a strong advocate of federal aid to education and helped to establish the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of the Senator’s primary role in establishing the UW as a leading medical research institution, the UW Health Sciences Center is named for him. The University Libraries is the repository of his political and personal papers.

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