Monday, April 20, 2020

The UI Center for the Book has won a two and a half million dollar challenge grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The matching grant requires a $2.5 million fundraising campaign by the UICB in the coming year. Endowment of the funds will support graduate student financial aid, faculty appointments, and professional advancement of the field. The Windgate gift recognizes the Center as the most innovative combined book arts and book studies program in higher education today. Students go on to careers as book artists, printers, conservators, book designers, librarians, publishers, teachers, and scholars. To make a gift to help the UICB realize our challenge grant award, please click here. For questions and more information on how you can support the UICB with a multi-year pledge, estate planning, appreciated securities or employee matching gift programs, please contact Jeff Liebermann, UI Center for Advancement at

For more information about the challenge grant itself, visit the following link: