About the library funds

Murphy Library Funds Making a Difference

Donations to Murphy Library help support exceptional resources and services that contribute to a level of greatness that defines UWL. The endowment fund pledges excellence, which is shared by donors who believe the library is central to the teaching and researching mission of the university.

Your gift, no matter how small, supports every student, staff, and faculty member. It helps develop collections, spaces, services, and programs. Our impact helps the entire university. Thank you for supporting the Murphy Library in its work!

Endowment Fund

The endowment fund is a pledge of excellence. The fund supports teaching and research mission of the university and helps the library continue to be an important educational and business resource in the community.

Murphy Library's endowment supports five major categories when determining the distribution of funds:

  • Collection development
  • Equipment
  • Programming
  • Development
  • Facility & Environmental Needs
Florence Wing Fund

The Florence Wing Fund is named after Florence Sherwood Wing, the first librarian on campus at the La Crosse State Normal School in 1909. This fund provides a less-restricted system for awarding and distributing support for programs, services, and activities such as:

  • Developing librarianship through research, conferences, and seminars
  • Creating events such as guest speakers and lecturers
  • Enhancing Murphy Library facilities, physical spaces, or technology
  • Awarding of student assistantships or scholarships