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Endowments and Major Giving

Major Giving

Major Gifts are crucial to the growth and success of the Auburn University Libraries, and this type of investment secures future funding for the education of our students, the academic excellence of our faculty, and the strength of our programs. A pledge for $10,000 or more – either as an outright gift paid over time or as a planned gift – With a broad range of resources for every patron, Auburn University Libraries meet the needs of students, faculty members, alumni and friends. Private support ensures the unique collections, technology and academic aids found in the Libraries continue to grow and enrich the lives of the Auburn Family.


Endowments are vitally important to Auburn University Libraries because they provide permanent, self-sustaining sources of funding that create stability, flexibility, and opportunity for years to come. Because they are invested and only the generated interest income is used to support Auburn, endowments grow and provide funding for their designated purpose in perpetuity. They are an effective way to establish a lasting legacy to benefit Auburn beyond your lifetime. In addition, this type of funding provides the opportunity for an endowment to bear your name or to honor or memorialize someone of your choosing.

Endowments are created with a minimum philanthropic investment of $25,000 — either as an outright gift paid over time or through a planned gift. Once established, an endowment is held permanently and is managed and invested by the Auburn University Foundation. Its principal continues to grow and produce income in perpetuity for a designated purpose.

If you are interested in making a planned gift, please contact Margherita Ligorio at 334 740 1856 or by email at

Last updated: 01/25/2021