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Office of Advancement


Alumni and friends invest in GSLIS annually by making gifts to benefit students,
faculty, and programs, but what is the return on investment?

Ask students who benefit from financial assistance for tuition, books, career development, travel, awards, and alumni engagement opportunities. Donor support assists students in need of financial assistance and maintains the excellence of GSLIS’s top-ranked programs (both on campus and through LEEP). Thanks to your help, our graduates become leaders in the field who benefit their communities, the nation, and the world. 

We urge you to renew your annual support today.

Advancement news

Koval honors wife with groundbreaking gift to GSLIS


Anna Mae Koval loved to read, especially to her six grandchildren, and her love of words, books, and ideas has left a cherished legacy to the next generation. It is in this spirit that Edward Koval and his family have established the Anna Mae Koval Scholarship Fund at GSLIS. Income from his bequest of $1 million will provide need-based scholarships to students who work with the Center for Children’s Books (CCB) and have research interests in youth services and literature. This is the largest single bequest GSLIS has received to date. Read more.


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