Giving News

Temple's New Library to be Named Charles Library

Temple’s new library will be named Charles Library in recognition of a $10 million gift from university trustee and alumnus Steve Charles, KLN ’80. Charles’s gift—one of the largest individual contributions in Temple history—will be invested into an endowment to provide perpetual funding for Temple Libraries. With its interdisciplinary and innovative design, promoting active learning and collaboration, Charles Library, set to open in May 2019, will be the centerpiece of Temple's evolving campus.

Learn more about Charles's gift and Temple's new library.

Charles talks about his motivation behind historic $10 million gift to Temple Libraries in this new video.

Temple Libraries receives $1M gift

A historic $1 million gift from The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation will support the Special Collections Research Center in Temple’s state-of-the-art library, set to open next year. The gift—the largest commitment in Temple Libraries’ history—will name The Albert M. Greenfield Special Collections Research Center Reading Room on the first floor of the new library and provide long-term funding to maintain the space.

Larry Magid Pledges Scholarships

Renowned concert promoter and Broadway producer Larry Magid, FOX ’64, HON ’12, and his wife, Mickey, have made a seven-figure pledge to establish or support scholarships for deserving Temple University students from the Philadelphia region. In all, the Magids are creating 11 new scholarship funds—and making gifts to three others—for students with financial need enrolled at Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance; Klein College of Media and Communication; School of Theater, Film and Media Arts; and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

Student Philanthropy Week to be Held Feb 12-16, 2018

Philanthropy at Temple makes us a place of greater opportunity, stronger community, and rising academic reputation. Every act of generosity makes the Temple experience more vibrant for thousands of Owls every year. Celebrate philanthropy with us during Philanthropy Week, February 12-16, 2018. Different activities will be held to highlight the impact of giving including tagging what’s made possible by philanthropy across campus, I Love Temple Day, a Mardi Gras-themed event, and a philanthropy panel discussion with notable alumni.

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