UCB Libraries


Top Drawer Society


The foundation has been laid for a 21st century intellectual commons on the CU-Boulder campus — richly diverse collections, state-of-the-art access, and a per-eminent professional staff. The next step, building upon our strong foundation, cannot be achieved with traditional budgets alone. With your added support, we can build a top-drawer library of the future.



The University Libraries are proud to sponsor the Top Drawer Society, whose gifts support and sustain the resources, facilities, programs, and services of the Libraries.


To join the Society, participants make a tax-deductible contribution of $10,000 or more to the Top Drawer Society Fund.


Donors are honored with a permanent, engraved name plate on one of the card catalog drawers, honorary panels, or slate tiles on the Top Drawer Society’s signature sculpture located in the east lobby of Norlin Library.


Engraved plaques may be used in a variety of ways, such as honoring a student, remembering a family member, or commemorating an event.


Participants are invited to suggest the inscription (see dimensions below). An image of the Top Drawer Society sculpture will also be used to designate named spaces throughout the library system.


Wood panel, shown reduced; actual name plate size is 3 3/4" by 41/4"
mounted on wood panel or grey slate, black with brass lettering.


Payment of all contributions may be made in full, or over a maximum of four years. Installation of the plaque takes place upon

(1) receipt of the first payment, and
(2) signing a binding pledge agreement (if paid by installments).

The Libraries will encourage participants to endow all or part of their contribution to the Society. In addition to those funds that are not endowed, the Society’s endowed gifts will provide funds in perpetuity for the Libraries and become the foundation upon which the Libraries maintain their excellence.


Drawer, shown reduced; actual name plate size is 2 3/8 " by 3/4",
black with brass lettering.


The Society also encourages gifts-in-kind, e.g., collections, corporate donations of software and equipment, etc., at an appraised value of $10,000 or more.


To join or request more information about the Top Drawer Society, contact us at MaryJane.Campbell@colorado.edu or the phone number below, or fax or mail the enrollment form to:

Office of the Dean of Libraries
University of Colorado Boulder
184 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0184

303-492-7511 (ph)
303-492-3340 (fx)