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Engaging Emertius Faculty

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Rebecca Smith

on 2 June 2014

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Transcript of Engaging Emertius Faculty

University of Kansas
Building the foundation
Why emeritus faculty?
Engaging Emeritus Faculty:
Tried & True Strategies to Secure Major Gifts

ALADN 2014
lorraine j. haricombe & Rebecca Smith
University of Kansas Libraries

Advancement program goals
Case studies
Bill Crowe
Lessons learned
KU Libraries
Identify & cultivate potential donors
Provide opportunities to engage
Increase awareness of giving opportunities
Promote Vosper Society membership
Work with central endowment for major gift solicitation
Steward donors
Keenly aware of library's role
Connected to collections & librarians
Often overlooked constituency
Natural advocates & partners

communications plan
KU Libraries
Board of Advocates
Goals, key messages & tactics to suit

Emeritus faculty named key stakeholder

Engagement strategy

Steering committee membership

Developed purpose & guidelines

Board composition

Provide an opportunity to listen

Engage current faculty to ensure continuity

Emeritus KU faculty member
& collection

Val Stella
Distinguished professor in pharmaceutical chemistry
Intentional engagement in advancement efforts
David Shulenburger
Sandra Gautt
Former administrator; relationship with athletics
Haiti Trust member
Seven libraries across two campuses
1.5 million visits annually
4.2 million volumes
51 faculty & 107 staff
170 fields of study across 13 schools
$1.8 billion endowment

250,000 alumni
$1.2 billion campaign

Board of Advocatesmember
Former dean of libraries & university administrator
event, book dedication & newsletter coverage
$250K estate commitment;
$50K outright
Inaugural board chair
Campaign committee
Inaugural board
Collections gift
cash gift to support collections
high-touch stewardship
emerita & renowned textbook author
Met desire for a permanent campus legacy campus
Unique solicitation resulted in $250K naming gift
Engaged in construction; celebrated with grand opening
major gift proposal underway
Gifted papers; sought other
meaningful opportunities
Board member;
engaged with coach in a fundraising
$30K initial gift; $30K to support campus partnerships
Former KU administrator & godfather of
open access
Engaged in OA work and via the Board of Advocates
$105K gift names program & office; additional gifts in his honor
Announcement scheduled for Open Access
Leverage faculty relationships across campus

Expand engagement via an advancement board

Show appreciation for library engagement

Effectively steward collection gifts

Offer naming opportunities

28,000 students;
2,600 faculty
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