Don and Ruth Taylor, longtime friends and supporters of the University of Calgary, donated $25 million in December, 2006 to help build the new digital library. In recognition of this generous gift, the Board of Governors of the University named the library the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL).
In addition, the gift from the Taylor Family will be used to create the Taylor Quadrangle, a green space in the centre of campus adjacent to the TFDL. Such quadrangles often serve as iconic meeting places for the entire university community, for both informal and formal gatherings. The Taylor Family donation allows us to build such a green space in the heart of our campus.
The Taylors, like all our other donors, are committed to improving the lives and experiences of our students and the quality of work we do at the University of Calgary.
The Province of Alberta matched the Taylors’ original donation through their matching gifts program and also allocated additional funds for the building, for a total amount of $151.5 million in financial support. Funding has also been provided by the Government of Canada with $27 million from the Knowledge Infrastructure Program.
Currently, opportunities exist for naming rights and sponsorships of several Taylor Family Digital Library spaces, such as the lecture hall, reading rooms and other learning and research-related areas. These opportunities are available at various levels of funding.
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