Gifts and Endowments

Ways to Give


Gifts of cash are convenient and preferred by many donors. The Libraries' Online Giving is a way for alumni and friends to designate gifts to support the Libraries. Choose University Libraries under School or Unit designation on the online giving form.

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Matching Gifts

Many employees have a matching gift program that multiplies the gifts their employees make to institutions of higher education. Given through a matching gift program, your gift can double or triple the impact.


Endowments provide support in perpetuity for resources, scholarships, programs, or professorships. These named giving opportunities will benefit any number of library functions and projects, from collections to preservation to instruction.

Funding Collections

Selected collections of books or other materials may be named for benefactors who contribute significant financial gifts for the preservation of the collection.

Planned Charitable Giving

Donors may name the University Libraries as beneficiary of a gift in trust or provide support through charitable bequests of financial or other assets in their wills.

Donation of Books and Materials

The Libraries collections are varied and valuable.  Part of the Libraries’ legacy mission is to maintain a robust, unique, and relevant collection for the enjoyment of Binghamton University’s instructors, staff, students and alumni. 

Types of Gifts desired:

  • Primary sources, and the rare or unique.
  • Non-book collections and items, such as archival collections, manuscripts, scores, photographs, architectural plans, media, recordings, art objects, and historical instruments or apparatuses.
  • Collections or items documenting literary, artistic, or music communities, or cultural movements.
  • Locally significant collections and materials. 

The Libraries’ Gifts department reviews all potential gifts for uniqueness in relation to the Libraries’ existing collections prior to acceptance. Material reviews are common and can take place on the phone, via email and in person, at your convenience. 

Gifted collections become the property of the University Libraries and as such, the Libraries have the right to determine retention, location, circulation, and all other considerations relating to use or disposition.

Contact: Bill Palmer, Gifts Associate/Technical Services (607) 777-3997

Honor with Books

Your participation in our Honor with Books program enables the Binghamton University Libraries to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on an institution of excellence in higher education. Access the full brochure here.

How to Proceed

If you would like to make a gift to the University Libraries, please contact:

Carrie Blabac-Myers
Constituent Development Officer
for Binghamton University Libraries
PO Box 6000 | Binghamton, New York 13902-6000