Our wishlist

Annual gifts

Your gift in any amount makes a difference:

  • Library Excellence Fund
  • Library Building Transformation Fund
  • Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Library Digital Initiatives (iDi)
  • Library Earn by Doing Student Assistantships
  • Cal Poly Learn by Doing Faculty Scholar Awards


Sustain excellence through an endowment that will fund our vision for years to come:

  • Links to the Land (Special Collections and Archives) ($1M goal)
  • Library Digital Initiatives (Initiative for Digital IDEAS) ($1M goal)
  • Robert and Mary Kennedy Endowment (Special Collections and Archives) ($500,000 goal)
  • Library Earn by Doing Student Assistant Endowment ($500,000 goal)
  • Learn by Doing Faculty Scholar Awards Endowment ($100,000 goal)

Naming opportunities

  • Named Collaboration Room / Fishbowl ($25,000)
  • Named Active Learning Lab ($150,000)
  • Kennedy Library Redesign ($20M)
  • Reading Room in the Sky (future)
  • Peer Learning Center (future)
  • Special Collections and Archives Reading Room (future)
  • Keep Kennedy Cool (Whole Building Air Conditioning)

Make your gift online

Give by mail

Use the Kennedy Library giving form to mail your gift.

Library Services, Administrative Office
Building 35, Room 204
Cal Poly State University
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0600

Make your check out to: Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly

Contact us
For more information or questions about additional giving opportunities and vehicles, please contact the Library’s Administrative Office at 805-756-2345 or email us at: ude.yloplacnull@yrarbil.