Carpenter Library Community Engagement & Giving

Give a Gift to the Library

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Giving to the LIbrary

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida sits at the heart of campus.  It is an advanced, vibrant community of creative collaboration, thought leadership and educational technology.  The design and tools offered in new Library Commons on its 1st and 2nd floors echoes this sentiment with a premier focus on student success.

When you step into the library, you feel the passion of the academic hub of UNF, as well as diversity, drive, dedication, and focus which fills the building at all hours.  Students, faculty and the public come to access library expertise, materials, and equipment, and also to collaborate and exchange ideas.

The library serves the entire community, and people throughout the world visit online and use its vast electronic resources and research material.  In fact, last year people from 213 countries across the globe accessed the Thomas G Carpenter Library via the internet for educational use.  (Read more on Library Impact ~ Local & Global here)

Support from private donors is essential to continue to build its collections and provide outstanding educational services and technology.

When you make a gift to the library you support the entire University of North Florida and our community at large.  You ensure students, faculty and the public have the tools required for personal success.

There are many highly impactful ways in which you can support the Library.

We invite you to explore those opportunities by clicking on “Giving ~ Honor with a Bookplate” or "Giving ~ Library Strategic Initiatives", also tabbed on the left.

For more information, please contact the Library Dean, Dr. Elizabeth Curry, by email here or phone (904) 620-2587.

 

How to Give

There are a number of ways you can give to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida. These methods can target a Library Strategic Initiative, support a Bookplate, expand Special Collections, sponsor an important event for students and more!

Levels of Recognition

White Library Osprey:  $500

Blue Library Osprey:  $1,000

Silver Library Osprey:  $2,500

Gold Library Osprey:  $5,000 +

(Gifts above may be pledged over a five year period. Examples, a $500 White Library Osprey pledge would be $100 per year for five years and the Blue Library Osprey's $1000 pledge may be paid monthly for $84 per month. Flexible scheduled giving is available at all levels.)

Give Online

Make your gift quickly and easily through our secure system UNF’s secure online giving site.

Write a Check

Make your check payable to “University of North Florida” with a note in the memo section or send an accompanying cover letter specifying your desire to support the Library.

Please mail to:

Dean's Office
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Schedule a Monthly Gift

Schedule monthly electronic gifts online by designating a fixed amount on a recurring basis. Simply complete the online giving form and enter your gift amount and frequency. You may change or cancel your authorization at any time.

Give Via an IRA Rollover

Give a tax-free gift with your IRA Rollover. A charitable IRA Rollover allows donors age 70½ or older to make annual, tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to UNF or other qualified charities from their individual retirement accounts. Such charitable IRA rollover gifts may also count toward a donor's required minimum distribution for the year. Find out about this and other planned giving options by contacting the Library’s Dean or University Development Office.

Transfer Securities

Contact our office for more information.

Participate in Matching Gifts Programs

Some employers will match the gifts their employees and their spouses, board members and retirees make to the Library. Matching Gift programs and forms are typically available in the human resources offices of companies. Please let us know if you want us to check your company’s program on your behalf.

Give Tangible Personal Property

When you give tangible personal property related to the “charitable purpose” of the Library, it may be eligible for a deduction of your asset’s full market value. Some gifts may require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Please contact the Library Development Office before making the gift to learn about its suitability and the required appraisal procedures.

Bequeath a Collection to our Special Collections Department

Contact our office for more information.

Donate Books

If you would like to donate a book, please contact our Head of Acquisitions & Collections.

Name a Room, Honor a Loved One or Graduate

For a tour of naming opportunities, please contact our Library Dean.  Learn more here.

Sponsor an Event

If you would like to sponsor an event for students or faculty or collaborate to bring an event to the Library, please contact the Library Dean.

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