We are delighted by the response we have received to the Bring Light to AD White Library Campaign. We have raised more than $17,000 from more than 120 donors in a matter of 5 days. Thank you so much! Due to this amazing response, we have decided to increase our goal to $30,000. This will enable us to further beautify the AD White Library by reupholstering the classic furniture and replacing the tired, old red carpeting. We want this iconic, historic library to remain a favorite study place for students and a place alumni continue to be proud to show family and friends. Thank you so much for helping us to exceed our goal! Below is another wonderful comment from an alumna who spent many hours in AD White:
"The White Library was my most favorite place to study at Cornell. I had a very heavy academic schedule - I double majored in Government and East Asian Studies, and took 4 years of Chinese. The White Library was a quiet place to study, that was also near Olin, with some of the research materials that I needed; this was important to me. But I think the most important things were the beautiful views from the windows, and the general ambiance (even pre-Harry Potter, we got this) . I lived on North Campus, but often used to eat at the Straight, and then would stake out an upper level desk at the White Library. If I did not arrive by 7:00 PM, I had no chance of a spot. Thank you so much for having this fundraising campaign I am a HUGE cheerleader for Cornell's libraries. Please keep me updated about other campaigns, for all of the libraries."
Ellen Rieser Arts & Sci, 1976
Stay tuned for more updates as we work our way to $30,000!