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Current Endowments

The library benefits greatly from the generous support of the following endowments:
  • Library Business Endowment -- This fund was established in 1991 by Vincent and Maryann McKelvey, to be used specifically for acquisitions for the departments within the School of Business.  Both Mr. and Mrs. McKelvey graduated from St. Bonaventure University's School of Business:  Mr. McKelvey from the Management Sciences program in 1973 and Mrs. McKelvey from the Accounting program in 1974.

  • William M. Farley Gift Fund -- see separate page for information about Mr. Farley and this fund.

  • McCabe Library Endowment -- Established in 1974 from a bequest of the estate of Howard J. McCabe, this fund is used to purchase modern science reference books.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant -- Through the efforts of Dr. Rich Reilly and Dr. Carol Dimminie, who headed up a committee to write this grant, the library has a $1 million dollar NEH endowment fund ($250,000 was given by the NEH, and $750,000 was raised by the university).  The proceeds of this fund are used to purchase humanities-related materials for the library. 

  • Dr. Al H. Nothem Endowment -- see separate page about Dr. Nothem and information about this endowment.


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