Laudati Gifts Support Libraries
The Libraries are pleased to announce two major gifts from Dr. Rosalyn Laudati that will provide unrestricted support for key priorities at the discretion of the University Librarian.
Dr. Laudati’s first gift creates the Hector D. Laudati and Caroline A. Laudati Library Endowed Fund in memory of the donor’s late father and aunt. Her second major gift will name a library space in memory of Hector D. Laudati, Esq. The space to be named will be either in the Law Library of the Donald Bren School of Law or in the UCI Libraries.
Dr. Laudati is a psychologist in private practice in the local area who received her Ph.D in 1976 from the University of Iowa. She has been an active supporter of UCI since 1984. Her father, Hector Laudati, practiced law in Providence, Rhode Island for 60 years and served on the Providence City Council for eight terms. Her aunt, Caroline Laudati, was an educator and principal in the Providence school system for 46 years.Rosalyn has a deep appreciation for scholarship and education and is a role model for the advancement of art and education in the community.
“I am pleased to make these gifts to the UCI campus libraries and support the critical role they play on the campus and in the community” said Dr. Laudati. “It is an honor to recognize my father and aunt, both of whom believed in the value of education and libraries and were role models to me from a very young age. It means very much to me to honor their commitment to education and learning throughout my life.”
“Dr. Rosalyn Laudati is a true friend of the UCI Libraries,” said University Librarian Gerry Munoff. “These generous gifts reaffirm her commitment to building libraries of excellence at UCI and will provide a continuing source of funds to support student and faculty research for years to come. Rosalyn has a deep appreciation for scholarship and education and is a role model for the advancement of art and education in the community.”
For more information about the Libraries’ development program, contact Jenny Oenning, Director of Development (firstname.lastname@example.org or x49339).