Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Library Endowment
Story originally published in FY2007 Annual Report
A passion for academic libraries’ and achievements inspired the Rapp Foundation to provide a $50,000 challenge grant to the OSU Library.
“The Library is grateful for the Rapp Foundation’s support of top scholars at OSU in both the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and at the undergraduate level,” said Chad Haney, director of development. “This generous gift will help us meet the information needs of the students, faculty and staff at OSU.”
In 2004, the Rapp Foundation provided a challenge grant of $50,000. It was to be funded over three years and be equally matched by gifts raised through the OSU Foundation. The OSU Library rose to this challenge with determination and fully matched the Rapp gift this year. Combined these funds result in a $100,000 endowment, from which the Library receives approximately $4,000 annually.
Purchases made by the endowment will alternate between the Edmon Low Library – specifically material supporting the President’s Distinguished Scholarship and the Distinguished Graduate Fellowship programs – and the William E. Brock Memorial Library in the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Robert Glenn Rapp established the foundation that bears his name in 1951. Throughout its history the Rapp Foundation trustees have placed a major philanthropic focus on education with an emphasis on building programs and supporting endowments and professorships.
“It’s great that The Rapp Foundation identified an interest, noticed the Library’s continuing efforts to improve its services for students, faculty and staff, and were able to give back.” Haney said.
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View the items in the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Library Endowment
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