Funded: Library Landscaping
This project is now fully funded.
Raybourns, Baughers & Close Fill Landscaping Wish
Story originally ran in Perspectives Spring 2007
The Library’s landscaping project has been fully funded thanks to the combined generosity of Steve and Susan Raybourn, Bruce and Courtney Baugher and Bryan Close.
This donor opportunity was published in the Fall 2006 issue of Perspectives and included several opportunities to add seating and landscaping around the Edmon Low Library.
These donors funded various aspects of the comprehensive landscaping plan to beautify the exterior of the Library. Trees and other plants have already been added to the east and west sides of the building. In the spring, benches and planters will be added to the Beverly Clerico Plaza.
Original Project Description
The majestic Edmon Low Library lies at the center of campus, welcoming faculty, students and visitors to campus. Recent gifts to beautify the building’s exterior help ensure this campus landmark will remain the pride of OSU for years to come.
Tulsa businessman John Clerico donated $500,000 for a comprehensive renovation of the south plaza. It now bears the name memorializing his late wife, the Beverly Clerico Plaza. The purpose of Clerico’s gift was to inspire others. Steve and Susan Raybourn of Oklahoma City were the first to accept Clerico’s challenge. They were joined by Bruce and Courtney Baugher and Bryan Close.
There are several opportunities to add seating and landscaping around the Edmon Low Library. Planter donations include maintenance of flora. Each of these pieces will bear a small plaque recognizing the donor:
- $3,500 each for two benches to be placed on the east and west sides of the Beverly Clerico Plaza.
- $2,500 each for four 72-inch planters reflecting the silhouette of the fountain. These planters will reside on the lower portion of the Beverly Clerico Plaza.
- $2,000 each for two 48-inch planters on the east and west sides of the Beverly Clerico Plaza.
- $1,500 each for two 36-inch planters on either side of the south doors.
For more information on giving to the Library contact the Tylerr Ropp, Senior Director of Development, at tropp@OSUgiving.com or 405-385-5664.