Dr. George Whipple, the Medical Center's founding dean, placed the library right in the heart of the enterprise. Why? So it would be easily accessible to all. Students, residents, and faculty; clinicians, staff, and patients…all benefit from the library and its knowledge experts…their innovative thinking, their dedication, and their compassionate service.
What does it take to be a library that not only nurtures the present, but also creates the future?
It takes resourcefulness, collaboration, commitment, accountability, and boldness.
When you give to Edward G. Miner Library, you give to your school, your colleagues, and your community. Your gift helps inspire and enrich the lives of people now and for many years to come.
Some charitable giving options available to you are listed below. Of course, this is a general guide and does not address the many issues that may apply to your individual situation or meet your personal wishes. You may wish to speak directly with University of Rochester's Advancement staff members (585-273-2700; weekdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm ET). Remember, too, that you should always consult with your legal and tax advisors before finalizing a significant charitable gift.
Charitable giving not only fosters a sense of personal satisfaction but also may provide significant financial benefits through tax credits or tax deductions. There are a number of different kinds of tax incentives that you, as a donor, can receive in return for a gift you make to the Library. The exact value of the charitable donation tax credit varies according to your taxable income. Please seek legal or accounting advice from a professional tax or financial advisor to help you maximize your tax benefits.
Growing numbers of alumni and friends are using the Web to support the University. Using the online giving option is safe and convenient, using University of Rochester's secure online credit card transaction system.
After you complete your "Personal Information" online, you'll be able to designate your gift to Miner Library by selecting "Other (please specify)" from the pull-down menu, then entering "Edward G. Miner Library" in the "Other gift designation" field. This is what it'll look like:
Give by Mail
If you prefer to send a gift through standard mail, please write a check payable to "University of Rochester" in U.S. dollars and send to:
University of Rochester
Office of Gift and Donor Records
300 East River Road
P.O. Box 270032
Rochester, NY 14627
Give by Phone
The University of Rochester's Advancement staff members would be delighted to discuss your giving options or take your gift over the phone. Please call their main line at 585-273-2700. Advancement is staffed weekdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm ET and can assist in routing your call to the appropriate office for gifts to Miner Library, according to your wishes.
Tangible Personal Property (real estate, life insurance, artwork, etc.)