Centennial Fund for ALISE

Making a Donation
 | School Competition | Thank you, Donors | Centennial Celebration

Raised: $55,580.00
Goal: $100,000.00

Now is the time to help the Association for Library and Information Science Education prepare for a vibrant future.  Three member-driven strategic initiatives will be supported by the Centennial Fund:

  • Building leadership for the future: Our profession of Library and Information Science is at a leadership crossroad as esteemed scholars, innovative researchers, and engaged teachers “age out.”   Scholarships and professional development opportunities are needed to build future leadership.  Funds raised in this campaign will enable our young professionals are to attend conferences, build their nascent research programs, and bring inspiration and enthusiasm to our field.  We need your help!

  • Recognizing and rewarding excellence: ALISE awards provide both recognition and incentives, thereby taking our celebration of excellence to another level.  Give enough and we will name an award in your honor.  Give more and we will name a program in your honor.

  • Developing a 21st century ALISE  infrastructure: The organizational infrastructure must be improved in order to sustain our association and meet the needs of our 21st century membership: we will support initiatives for virtual meetings and professional development for all our members whether they can travel or not; we can engage our international members who must have state-of-the art communication infrastructures; and we will be able to plan for a vibrant future for ALISE regardless of changes in information and communication technologies and organizational management trends.

Making a Donation

The Centennial Fund for ALISE has several options for making a donation.  You can give now, make a pledge, or get more information on how to participate in the campaign.


To donate now, you can make a donation using the forms below:

  1. One-time gift at any value:
    • Supporting Gift in an amount up to $500
    • Leadership Gift in an amount between $500- $3,200
    • Centennial Leadership Gift in an amount over $3,200.

  2. Quarterly pledgeover 2 years in the amounts of $100, $150 or $400. The payment are set up to be automatically charged to your credit card.

  3. Corporate/Foundation Gifts

Your contributions to the Centennial Fund for ALISE do not support the operating budget and are tax deductible.

Donate Today!

School Fundraising Competition

Everyone loves a friendly competition. As part of our efforts to recognize and reward excellence, ALISE will honor the Top 5 contributing schools of the Centennial Fund. The schools with the highest number of individuals who contribute to the Centennial Fund will be honored at the ALISE 2016 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Help us spread the word about this important initiative and ask others at your institution to donate online today to get your school's name on this list!

Top Donating Schools of the ALISE Centennial Fund School Competition:

1. Simmons College

2. San Jose State University

3.Catholic University of America

4. University at Buffalo

5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

6. Clarion University

7. University of Alabama
8. University of Maryland 
9. Drexel University
10. University of South Carolina

* Last updated November 18, 2015

Thank you, Donors

Without the generous support of our donors, ALISE would not be able to reach each of the goals of the Centennial Campaign. Please join us in recognizing the following individuals and institutions for their contributions to the ALISE Centennial Fund. 

Centennial Leadership Gift
over $3200

Elizabeth Aversa • Michele Cloonan • Anonymous Donor • Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) • Wilson Foundation • Linda Smith

Leadership Gift 
$500 - $3200

Diane Barlow • George Bobinski • Clara Chu • Eugene Garfield Foundation • Melissa Gross • Samantha Hastings • Suliman Hawandeh • Lynne Howarth • Linda Lillard  Beth Paskoff • Lorna Peterson • Pratt Institute  Jean Preer • Mei-Mei Wu

Supporting Gift
up to $500

Eileen Abels • Naresh Agarwal • Anne Akers • Kendra Albright • Susan Alman • Gwen Alexander • Brian Andrew • Stephen Bajjaly • Anthony Bernier • Nora Bird • Laurie Bonnici • Jenny Bossaller • Lynne Bowker • Leanne Bowler • Robert Boyd • John Budd • Charles Bunge • Sean Burns • Rachel Chance • Youngok Choi • Rhonda Clark • Sheila Corrall • Prudence Dalrymple • Mirah Dow  Sanda Erdelez • Debra Faires • Mary Ghikas • Kendra Giannini • YooJin Ha • Trudi Hahn • Violet Harada • Charles Harmon • Ken Haycock • Sandra Hirsh  Ingrid Hsieh-Yee • Jill Hurst-Wahl • Eva Hourihan Jansen • Christine Jenkins • Mary Jordan • Daniel Joudrey • Heidi Julien • Paulette Kerr • Em Claire Knowles • Bill Kules • Don Latham • June Lester • Xia Lin • Steven MacCall • Lauren Mandel • James Matarazzo •  LaTanya Maxwell • Kathleen de la Pena McCook • Barbara Moran • Judy Moreillon • Laura Newman • Karen O'Brien • Patti M. Overall • Ellen Pozzi • Debbie Rabina • Susan Rathbun-Grubb • Louise Robbins • Susan Roman • Laura Saunders • Linda Schuller • Candy Schwartz • Susan Searing • Beth St Jean  Louise Spiteri • Mary Stansbury • Rong Tang • Deborah Tores • Jana Varlejs • Andre Vellino • Ann Weeks • Cindy Welch • Teresa Welsh • Andrew Wertheimer • Dietmar Wolfram • Jane Zhang • University of Rhode Island  • University at Buffalo