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Miner Library helps people...



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.

It takes all of us – working together.

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.


Charitable Giving

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 5:00 pm ET). Remember, too, that you should always consult with your legal and tax advisors before finalizing a significant charitable gift.


Tax Benefits

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.


Ways to Give

Give Online Today

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.

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At the top of the Make a Gift web page, under "Gift Information," you'll be able to designate your gift to Miner Library by clicking on "Choose where you'd like to designate your gift," scrolling down to and clicking on "Other: write-in on next field, " then clicking "Continue" and entering "Edward G. Miner Library." This is what it looks like:


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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
Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center
Office of Gift and Donor Records  
300 East River Road
P.O. Box 270032
Rochester, NY  14627-0032

Please include a note with your check to designate your gift to Miner Library. If you'd prefer, you may also print out a giving form (requires Adobe Reader) and mail it with your check.

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 5:00 pm ET and can assist in routing your call to the appropriate office for gifts to Miner Library, according to your wishes.

Cash, Check, and Credit Card

Closely Held Business Stock

Gifts by Will and Living Trusts

Life Insurance

Real Estate

Tangible Personal Property (real estate, life insurance, artwork, etc.)

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