Milner Library Funds

Total funds: 23

Dianne S. and Douglas A. DeLong Milner Library Endowment

The Dianne S. and Douglas A. DeLong Milner Library Endowment was established in 1998 by Dianne and Douglas DeLong, who were on the faculty of Milner Library from 1967-1998. The fund provides financial assistance for the purchase of materials about religion for Milner Library.

Milner Library Fund

The Milner Library Fund supports the general operating needs of Milner Library at Illinois State University. Milner has been an active partner in the teaching, learning, and service activities of Illinois State University. Milner librarians provide research assistance and library instruction customized to meet the needs of students and faculty.

Milner Student Success Center

The Milner Student Success Center fund was started in 2019 to help equip, maintain, and enhance the Student Success Center. Located on the first floor of Milner Library, the Student Success Center will serve as an innovative campus hub for learning, research, and technology. A highly interactive, service-focused, and technology rich space, this ...

Milner Library Special Collections Fund

Milner Library Special Collections Fund was created in 2015 to support Special Collections at Milner Library.

Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Circus Collections Endowment Fund

The Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Circus Special Collections Endowment fund was established in 2016 by Bruce A. Johnson. Bruce started performing as Charlie the Juggling Clown in 1974. He began his circus career in 1976 when he joined Circus Kirk, the first touring professional youth circus. He is internationally recognized as an entertainer, author, ...

Bryant Jackson Library Lectureship

This endowment was established in 2002 by Joe Kraus in honor of Bryant Jackson, his associate university librarian, who was a member of the Milner Library faculty from 1960-1986. The fund provides for guest speakers and library leaders as well as workshops, learning materials, research, scholarship, and publication to promote staff development ...

Doris Grube Zeck Library Outreach Fund

The Doris Grube Zeck Library Outreach Fund was established in 2018 by Dr. Sharon Zeck to support outreach activities, including exhibit related costs, receptions and speakers at Milner Library. Funds may also be used to support the DC Internship Program.

Frank H. Kipfer Endowment

This endowment was established in 1992 by the family of Frank Kipfer, a 1929 graduate of Illinois State University, history teacher in Pontiac schools, and superintendent for the Saunemin school district. He met his wife, Amelia, in Old Main, and she also taught in Pontiac. Their daughter, Barbara Brandt, is a long-time employee of Milner ...

Hannah and Edward Wones Endowment

The purpose of this endowment fund is to provide the staff and faculty of Milner Library with opportunities to improve their skills and education to assure quality library service. The income can be used for staff development and continuing education activity.

Holmes Library Fund

The Holmes Library Fund was established in 1946 by the friends and members of the Jeannette McCool family in honor of Mrs. Holmes. The income is used to fund the purchase of books for Milner.

Kennett Family Restricted Fund

The Kennett Family Restricted Fund was established in March 2018 by Dorothy Kennett. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for the activities, programs and operations associated with the teaching materials center in Milner Library.

Leading Libraries: Cheryl Elzy Fund to Support Milner Library Technology, Intellectual Property, and Administrative Proj

This fund was started in May 2006 by an anonymous donor to enhance the public service, research, and technology strengths of Illinois State University's Milner Library. The fund supports activities, programs, equipment, research, and travel that meet the current demands and needs of higher education and/or academic library administration. ...

Leslie And Ruth Cline Endowment for Milner Library

The Leslie and Ruth Cline Endowment fund was established in honor of Eloise Cline's parents. Ms. Cline created the fund as a tribute to the small farm family who selflessly fed the nation and the world, and who recognized the value of education. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to Milner Library when encountering ...

Marie Jessa Fund

The Marie Jessa Fund was established by Marie Jessa in 1978 through a gift of natural gas pipeline bonds. Since that time, the interest earned on these bonds has been used to purchase and install a carillon on campus, as well as tapes for the carillon. For many years the funds were used to purchase books for the library per the donor's ...

Perry and Helen Obalil Endowed Fund

The Hughes Family has chosen to honor their father and grandfather, Perry Obalil, as well as his surviving wife, Helen, with a named endowed fund. Perry and Helen had one daughter, Deborah Hughes '74. Deborah and Stephen '73 Hughes, who did not meet until after college, are the parents of Douglas '04 and Rebekah '07. The Hughes family would ...

Rayfield Dallinger Fund to Support University History

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to support the preservation of university history at Milner Library, Illinois State University. Funds might be used to collect and preserve materials related to university history, to promote research on university history, and to disseminate historical information about the ...

Russel E. and Barbara J. Benway Milner Library Endowment

The Russel E. and Barbara J. Benway Milner Library Endowment was established in 2020. Income from the endowment will be used to purchase materials in all formats that enhance the Library's collections and enhance services offered, and to procure equipment and furnishings required for accessing and preserving the collections.

Sage Lincoln Library Collection Maintenance

The Sage Lincoln Library Collection Maintenance Fund was established through bequest from Harold K. Sage to support the maintenance of and additions to the Lincoln Collection of Harold K. Sage, which was received by Milner Library in 1979. In 2018, due to the cost of acquiring Lincoln artifacts, the fund purpose was expanded to allow for ...

Stevenson Memorial Fund

In 1971 Ernest L. Ives, sister of the late Adlai E. Stevenson, contributed $5,000 to establish an endowment fund for the maintenance of the "LOGOS," and the maintenance and acquisition of the "Stevenson Collection" in the Stevenson Building.

Strange - Matthews Science and Technology Information Resources Endowment for Milner Library

The Strange - Matthews Science and Technology Information Resources Endowment for Milner Library was established by Priscilla Matthews, Illinois State associate professor emerita Milner Library, in 2014 in memory of her father and mother and their love for education and Illinois State University. The fund supports acquisition of monographs, ...

Thomas D. Wilson Scholarship

The Thomas D. Wilson Scholarship was established in 2020 by Kay B. Wilson. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a Milner Library student worker or a student applying for a Milner Library Supported Washington DC internship. Preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.