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Endowments provide permanent income the Libraries can depend on, year after year, to acquire the resources our users need.

Over the years, our generous donors have established endowments for many diverse purposes. A few examples include The Force Family Endowment for the Popular Culture Collection, The Mirdza Kuze Endowment for Baltic Collections, and The Dr. E. James and Geri Potchen History of Horticulture Endowment Fund.

Others have chosen to set up endowments to support library operations, such as the Margaret Wallace Moon Endowment Fund for the Florence G. Wallace Conservation Laboratory.

Whether for collections or operational needs, endowments ensure that your support for the MSU Libraries will continue steadily for many years to come.

For more information about setting up an endowment, please call Seth Martin at (517)884-6446 or email the development offices at giving@lib.msu.edu to discuss your intended gift.

 Cliff Haka, director of the MSU Libraries; Lester and Dorothy Manderscheid, who established an endowment to support the Math Library; and Dave Gift, vice-provost for Libraries, Computing & Technology.

Lester and Dorothy Manderscheid (center), with Cliff Haka, Director of the MSU Libraries (left) and David Gift, vice-provost for Libraries, Computing & Technology. The Manderscheids have established an endowment to support the Math Library.