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Great libraries are engines of exploration vital to creating new communities of discovery and knowledge. Syracuse University students and faculty are global learners and researchers driving ambitious interdisciplinary work, utilizing the Libraries' collections, experts and spaces. Through strong collaboration with schools and colleges, and academic and experiential programs across campus, diverse students and faculty leverage SU Libraries as a true university-wide resource. Your support catalyzes this mission.

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Welcoming Spaces

The Libraries provide welcoming and inclusive spaces for all learning styles and research preferences. Whether researching individually in a quiet environment or working collaboratively with a team, providing users with modernized and expanded library spaces is a vital component of the University’s vision.

Gifts to the Libraries could provide improvements, modern technologies and areas such as a multimedia studio, digital production lab or other amenities that are integral to building the library of the future.

For those interested in preserving their family legacy, the Libraries has numerous naming opportunities, including Carnegie Library’s Reading Room, Foyer/Main Entry and Lounge/Transition Area.

To discuss the various ways you can support spaces in the Libraries, including honoring or memorializing someone significant in your life, contact Ronald Thiele, Assistant Dean for Advancement, at or 315.560.9419.

Access and Preservation

Core to the mission of libraries is preserving materials that safeguard our human history and provide access to materials for users to gain and advance knowledge and discovery. Supporting the Libraries with a gift to the Department of Digital Stewardship provides broader long-term access to important assets and makes collections discoverable. Similarly, gifts to Special Collections helps to advance scholarship and learning by connecting students, scholars and the public to our collections.

Scholarly Publishing

University presses publish vital scholarship, share ideas and give voice to important stories that may not otherwise be told. A gift to SU Press also provides open access opportunities that serve not only the campus but the region, state, nation and globe.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A physical and virtual hub for innovation, the Libraries provides cross-disciplinary programs that serve students, alumni, staff, faculty and community members. A gift to one of the Libraries’ programs enables students to practice important entrepreneurial skills while realizing career aspirations and often developing ideas that will contribute to society’s greater good.

Student Scholarship and Support

The Libraries proudly employs approximately 150 students annually, offering the students an opportunity to broaden experiential learning in a richly diverse and inclusive community. Our student employees are encouraged to innovate and apply ethical and inclusive decision-making in the context of their roles in the Libraries, while obtaining financial support to help pursue their educational growth aspirations.

Honoring the Memory of Those on Pan Am Flight 103

In 1989, 270 souls were tragically lost in the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster. The Libraries maintains the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives, bringing together the stories, materials and photos of the victims and providing a place to remember them. A gift to the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives or the Remembrance Scholarship enables the Libraries to maintain a perma­nent and living memorial for all who perished in the tragedy.

Academic Success, Research and Scholarship

There are so many ways to support faculty research and publication and students’ use of the Libraries as a hub to gather socially, collaborate with teams, consult trusted source materials and learn and confer with experts. Whether helping the Libraries provide tutoring, teaching, information literacy, technology assistance or resource collections, a gift to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund will help the Libraries allocate resources where needed.

The Libraries and our users are grateful to all donors for your support of our collective work.

  • Annual Gift: A recurring annual gift to the Libraries in any amount demonstrates your support.
  • Donor-Directed Gifts: We can direct your gift to align your passion or interests with university needs, working together to ensure that your support provides an opportunity to make an impact.
  • Memorial and Honor Giving: If you want to honor or memorialize someone significant in your life, let’s discuss the many ways to recognize your honoree.
  • Legacy, Estate and Planned Giving: When you support the Libraries, either with a gift that will mature in the future through your will or trust, or through a beneficiary designation on an account or life insurance, you can make a significant difference in the lives of students, faculty and programs.
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By Check/Mail

Checks can be made to: Syracuse University Libraries.

Use the memo line to specify if there's a specific Libraries' fund where you'd like to donate.

Mail to:
Syracuse University Libraries Advancement
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244

Recurring or Installment Giving

Divide your pledged gift into monthly, quarterly, biannual or annual payments. Choose the recurring payment option online.

You can also schedule payroll deduction. Ask your human resources department to automatically deduct funds from your paycheck on a one-time or recurring basis each pay period.

Stocks, Bonds, Securities, Mutual Funds and IRAs; Planned and Estate Giving; Annuities, Trusts and Insurance Policies

After talking with your financial advisor, the Syracuse University Planned Giving Office can help you plan a gift that yields maximum financial benefit while supporting the Libraries. For more information, or to explore options that are most beneficial to you, contact 888.352.9535 or

Material Gifts or Gifts in Kind

Special Collections, University Archives and Pan Am 103 Archive build Syracuse University Libraries' rare and archival collections in all media formats through gifts in kind and purchase. If you are interested in donating artifacts, books or unique collection materials, please contact Special Collections Research Center at

Contact Us

Contact Ronald Thiele, Assistant Dean for Advancement, at or 315.560.9419 to discuss further.

Become a Library Associate through your gift to the Libraries (see below for more information).

Generous alumni and friends of the University helping to achieve the SU Libraries' mission through advocacy and fundraising. Board members are appointed by the Dean of the Libraries and include:

  • Judith C. Mower, Chair, ’66, G’73, G’80, PhD’84, Syracuse, NY
  • Carl Armani ’60, Boulder, CO
  • Joshua C. Aviv '15, G'17,Somerville, MA
  • Laurence G. Bousquet G’68, Syracuse, NY
  • Joan Brodsky ’67, G’68, Chicago, IL
  • Adam Fazackerley '96 Alexandria, VA
  • Amy Fazackerley Alexandria, VA
  • William F. Gaske ’72, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Susan Hildreth ’72, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Yvonne Hyland, Greenwich, CT
  • Diane Miron, Manlius, NY
  • Jeffrey N. Rich, ’67, Purchase, NY
  • Todd B. Rubin, '04, Corte Madera, CA
  • Eric Sherman ’91, New York, NY
  • Christine M. Turner P’15, P’17, Berwyn, PA
  • Mark D. Turner P’15, P’17, Berwyn, PA
  • Katheen A. Walters ’73, Atlanta, GA

Support and promote the Special Collections Research Center as it expands the understanding and use of special collections across campus, at all academic levels and in all disciplines, as well as among alumni, and in the wider community of our neighbors in Syracuse, Central New York and around the globe.

Changing Giving Payments

To make any changes to your account, contact SU's Office of Donor Relations at 315.443.2432 or email

Donation Receipts

Once your gift has been processed, you will receive a confirmation letter and tax receipt that you can keep for your personal records. You should receive your tax receipt within four to six weeks after we receive your gift.

Are gifts tax-deductible?

Yes. Syracuse University is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity. Outright gifts, bequests, transfers and other gifts are deductible for federal estate and tax gift purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

How can my company match my gift to the SU Libraries?

Many employers double or triple charitable donations. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Use the online matching gift locator or contact your human resources department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

After you have verified that your company will match a gift to the SU Libraries, please send their form to:

Office of Development
Syracuse University
Suite 100
820 Comstock Avenue
Syracuse NY 13244-5040

Once we confirm that we have received your gift, we will complete the appropriate matching gift paperwork and send it to your company for processing.

Will my donation be used wisely?

Yes! Each gift goes directly to support student services, accessibility to information/resources worldwide, equipment, spaces, and facilities all helping drive student success.

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