Giving Opportunities

UNLV University Libraries appreciates all gifts, regardless of size. All donors who provide us with an e-mail address will be invited to the exhibits and events we sponsor throughout the year. The University Libraries recognizes donations as follows:

Enthusiast: $25

Book Lover: $100

Preservationist: $240 ($20/month) - $479
  • Receive UNLV University Libraries travel mug.

  • Literati: $480 ($40/month) - $999
  • Receive notecards featuring Special Collections and Archives images.

  • Scholar: One-time $1,000+ gift
  • Receive copy of the updated edition of Las Vegas Then and Now, by Su Kim Chung, head of public services for Special Collections & Archives. This colorful, picture-filled, historical account details the evolution of Las Vegas and features many archival images from Special Collections & Archives.


  • Dean’s Associate: Recurring $1,000+ gift or $84/month+: The University Libraries’ Dean’s Associates are a dedicated group of donors who give $1,000 or more annually (or $84+/month) to the University Libraries, on a recurring basis. This fund is vital because it provides immediate, unrestricted resources that are directed at current needs and exciting opportunities. Learn about the important projects that are funded by Dean’s Associates donations.
  • All members of the Libraries Advisory Board are Dean’s Associates.
  • All Dean’s Associates also are invited to seasonal cocktail parties and an annual recognition event to celebrate their giving and learn about exciting initiatives the Libraries are pursuing.
  • All Dean’s Associates receive an annual gift. This year’s gift is the updated edition of Las Vegas Then and Now, by Su Kim Chung, head of public services for Special Collections & Archives. This colorful, picture-filled, historical account details the evolution of Las Vegas and features many archival images from Special Collections & Archives.
  • Gift-In-Kind/Oral History

    If you would like to contribute your spoken word or your photos, maps, or other documents to our Special Collections and Archives, contact Michelle Light, Director of Special Collections and Archives, at 702-895-2293 or via email at michelle.light@unlv.edu.

    Gift Planning

    If you would like to include UNLV University Libraries in your will or trust, please use the following language:

    I direct that UNLV University Libraries through The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation, a charitable organization (tax ID 94-2790134) located at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway/Box 451006, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1006 , shall receive (indicate specific percentage) percent of my estate, free from and undiminished on account of any debts, expenses of administration, or death taxes. This bequest is unrestricted and the Library Advisory Board may use and expend the same for the benefit of UNLV University Libraries in any manner it deems appropriate.

    You also may make UNLV University Libraries a beneficiary of your IRA, life insurance policy, or other retirement instruments. All planned gift and endowment donors will be recognized on a permanent display in Lied Library on the first floor.

    For more information, please contact Kelly McCarthy, Director of Development, at 702-895-2239 or via e-mail at kelly.mccarthy@unlv.edu.

    Kelly McCarthy

    Director of Development
    702-895-2239
    kelly.mccarthy@unlv.edu