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New Endowed Funds for Library Collections

Two recent gifts to establish endowed funds continue the progress of the UCI Libraries’ Building Collections of Excellence Initiative.

Irene Saltern Salinger has established The Salinger Family Library Endowed Fund, which will support the Libraries’ general research collections. Mrs. Salinger actively supports philanthropies in fields ranging from medicine to the arts, both at UCI and in the Orange County community. She immigrated to the United States from Berlin, had a distinguished career as a fashion designer in the film industry, and now resides in Newport Beach. “Irene’s gift is a significant investment in the vitality of our research collections,” said University Librarian Gerry Munoff, “and further enhances the quality of faculty research and student academic achievement across the entire campus.”

“I am delighted to establish this fund as a tribute to my family,” said Mrs. Salinger, “and to demonstrate my strong belief in the value of learning and research for the benefit of society.”

UCI alumna Carole Bailey has established The Carole Creek Bailey Library Endowed Fund. Her gift will support future students and scholars by strengthening the collections in the social sciences and history. Bailey, an Irvine resident since 1975, received her B.A. in Social Sciences in 1974 and has been active with the Libraries in a variety of ways ever since. “As a UCI student, I spent many hours in the Langson (then Main) Library. As a working single parent, I introduced my daughter Gail to the library in order for her to fulfill assignments for her research papers. As a now-retired senior citizen, I take a great deal of pleasure in continuing to use the UCI Libraries, and I am pleased to be able to make a financial contribution to its continued success.”

“It is particularly gratifying that an alumna recognizes and supports the central role the Libraries play at UCI,” said Munoff. “We are also pleased that Carole is encouraging her family to make donations to the Bailey endowment on her behalf, anticipating that over time this will add significantly to its impact on library resources.”

The Libraries’ Building Collections of Excellence Initiative focuses on enhancing the quantity and quality of our print and online collections to meet the research and instructional needs of the growing UCI campus.

For more information, please contact Marge Brannon, Director of Development (mbrannon@uci.edu or x49339).


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