The VCU Friends of the Library
The VCU Friends of the Library are a circle of annual donors who foster gifts, donations, endowments and memorials to both James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. The Friends also serve as a community gateway to VCU by sponsoring some of the most popular and respected lectures and events in Central Virginia, open to all in the community. Engagement with VCU Libraries offers opportunities for donors to:
- take an active role in VCU’s future while giving back to others
- promote and foster the success of students and faculty throughout the University
- invigorate and enrich the cultural vitality of the entire Central Virginia community
- stay up-to-date on research, innovation and advancements at VCU
- explore new ideas, debate, learn with students and faculty through engaging and public programs
- connect with the metro literary scene at readings, book signings and more
- be informed via a monthly e-newsletter
Friends Leadership Levels
Join a community of friends, students, alumni and faculty who know that while nobody graduates from a library, no one graduates without one. An annual gift
- $1–$99 — Supporters
- $100–$249 — Friends
- $250–$499 — Sponsors
- $500–$999 — Sustainers
- $1,000–$2,499 — Fellows
- $2,500–$4,999 — Benefactors
- $5,000–$9,999 — Librarian’s Circle
- $10,000 + — Rams Society
Donors at the $100 or above level are eligible to receive borrowing privileges for personal use, invitations to Friends-sponsored events and admission to the preview of the annual book sale. A gift to the VCU Friends of the Library is an unrestricted annual gift, tax deductible as allowed by law.
Friends of the Library may join or renew their annual donation online.
Join by Mail
Mail a completed Friends of the Library registration form with a personal check or credit card payment to:
Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Join in Person
Friends of the Library may register in person at the VCU Libraries Development Office, 4th floor, James Branch Cabell Library in the center of the Monroe Park Campus. Staff members are available Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Friends of the Library registration form and payment with a check or credit card are accepted at these locations. Questions? Contact Antonia FD Vassar at (804) 827-1165.
Please note that it takes approximately two weeks until donor benefits are available for a new donor's use. Friends will be notified by the VCU Libraries Development Office when their gifts have been processed and donor privileges are available. Gifts made to VCU Libraries are tax deductible as allowed by law. Friends making use of VCU Libraries resources are expected to familiarize themselves with VCU Libraries policies. Friends donor privileges are a privilege and not a right of donation and may be revoked at any time. The VCU Libraries and the Friends of the Library Board may elect not to accept a donation of any individual or organization at any time.