Noteworthy throughout the 25 year history of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library has been the generosity of the gardening community to help build both the building and the collections of the library, demonstrating the unique public-private partnership that exists between the University of Washington and the gardeners of the Northwest.
Generous support of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library through fundraising events by foundations and horticultural organizations has helped the library over the years and remains a critical component for our everyday operations. Not only do they raise needed funding but the events also build a sense of community and close relations between the library and gardeners throughout the Northwest.
91% of the Miller Library's direct operating support is raised through foundations, endowments, and individuals, with 30% of that amount coming from individual donors. Your support is critical to the continued health of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library.
Major funding for the Miller Library comes from:
Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation.
Additional support comes from:
Northwest Horticultural Society
Established Endowments and UW State Budget, including:
- UW/Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library Endowment
- NHS/Seattle Foundation Endowment
- UW/Ruth Ellerbeck Endowed Fund
- UW/Jill Riehl Endowed Fund
- UW/UWBG state budget
Many individuals, garden societies and small businesses.
The staff, students, faculty and patrons of the library and the UW Botanic Gardens are grateful for your generous support.
Please contact library manager, Brian Thompson at 206-543-1434, for information on making a donation.