There are many opportunities to make a difference at the University Library for our PSU students and faculty. Learn more about the ways you can impact student success and faculty research at the Portland State University Library.
Special Collections Fund
University Archives Fund
Direct & Matching Gifts
Matching Gifts double or triple impact. Some companies match gifts by employees, retirees or spouses. Does My Employer Match? — Find out if your employer will match your gift.
Information Resources Fund
Open Textbook & Course Materials Fund
Carole Pope Oral History Project Fund
More Information: Carole Pope Oral History Project
Millar Library Endowment Fund
Gifts of $50,000 or more can establish a new endowment fund. Please, talk with us:
Gifts of Materials
More Information: Gifts of Materials
Honor with Books
Please complete and return: Honor with Books Form
Real Estate, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The PSU Foundation to benefit the Library. It is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to the Library, while continuing to occupy the property for life.
Bequests can be made in a written will or living trust; donors can specify that they would like their estate to benefit the Portland State Library.
Charitable Gift Annuities offer donors immediate tax benefits, and ultimately the Library receives the trust property. Donors may transfer money, securities, or real estate in trust to the Library and receive income for themselves or another, for life.
Qualified Retirement Plans can support PSU Library. Naming The PSU Foundation as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan (IRA, KEOGH, 401(k) or 403(b)) may be particularly advantageous to donors; doing so may result in more assets being passed on to heirs than if the donor makes a bequest from other funds in the estate.
Securities are tax deductible for the full market value. In most cases, appreciation in the value of the securities benefits the Library and is not taxable to the donor.