Support UK Libraries


There isn't anything as enriching to a student's education as a library. At the University of Kentucky, our libraries provide comprehensive access to information essential to the University's land grant mission of improving people's lives through teaching, research, health care and service. We support each and every student at UK, but we also support the research of our faculty and staff. We could not succeed in our goals without donations from alumni and friends of UK. Thank you for supporting us.

UK Libraries has received support in a number of ways:

Donations of Cash

Direct gifts of cash, by check, credit or debit card, or stock have had an immediate impact on the resources and spaces we provide the UK community. Make your gift online by credit card and remember to designate your gift to UK Libraries. Send gifts by mail to: Office of the Dean; 1-85 William T. Young Library; Lexington, KY 40506-0456

Matching Gifts

Many of our alumni and friends work for companies who match gifts to institutes of higher education, doubling or tripling the impact of your donation. Companies like Exxon-Mobile, Proctor and Gamble, and PNC meet their own philanthropic goals by helping you support UK Libraries. Find out if your company makes matching gifts.

Major Gifts

Major gifts, defined as any gift of $25,000 or more, qualifies you for membership in the UK Fellows Society. Gifts may be designated by the donor for immediate use or for endowment and can be paid over a 5 year period.

Estate and Planned Giving

Gifts connected to your estate may be a way for you to support the Libraries while also reducing your burden of income, capital gains, or estate taxes. These kinds of gift include bequests, charitable trust, and charitable gift annuity, gifts of real estate, appreciated securities or life insurance policies. Learn more.

We are happy to hear from UK alumni and friends who are interested in UK Libraries.  Contact the Director of Philanthropy for UK Libraries, Ashley Cassetty, for more information.

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