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Kennedy Library
An Inclusive Hub.

We support the collaborative nature of Learn by Doing.

Behind every great university is a great library. The Robert E. Kennedy Library is the place at Cal Poly where people and information intersect, and where knowledge is created.

It is a space for reflection, learning, growth and collaboration. It is an inclusive hub that brings learning spaces, relevant information, new technology, special programs, content experts and integrated services together to sustain student success, support critical inquiry and scholarship, and showcase Cal Poly's signature Learn by Doing education. The library’s Special Collections and Archives is a cultural venue that instills Cal Poly Pride and distinguishes Kennedy Library from any other library. We are a university asset and destination for everyone, providing superior services and programs that sustain and enrich the entire campus and the San Luis Obispo community. Kennedy Library will be dramatically transformed to support the collaborative nature of Learn by Doing and ensure that it embodies the innovation and ingenuity for which Cal Poly is known.


GIVING PRIORITIES

  • Complete a renovation and renewal that will evince the qualities of a 21st century Learn by Doing library with engaging and technologically rich environments for work, study, collaboration and presentation; and for showcasing student and faculty work.


  • Secure sustainable funding for collections and information resources that support and enhance the Learn by Doing curriculum.


  • Preserve the unique items that reflect our community and university's history so that generations to come can learn and study from our past, and acquire and curate unique new collections of historical significance to Cal Poly and to the community.
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Early Donor Challenge!
Congratulations! The Bay Area Network had the most Early Donors and has selected the campus Food Pantry to receive $1,000. The Food Pantry is an amazing resource accessible to the whole campus community.
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Greatest Participation Challenge
The Bay Area/Nor Cal Network ended Poly Gives with the most donors in each of the timed challenges (Early Donor, 9 - 5 and Night Owl) and in overall Participation. Their fund of choice -- the Food Pantry -- will received $5,000! The Food Pantry is a wonderful resource, open to the whole campus community.
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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9 - 5 Challenge
The alumni network to get the most unique donors between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. unlocks $1,000 to the fund of their choice!
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Night Owl Challenge
Can't sleep? The alumni network with the most unique gifts after 8 pm will receive $1,000 to the area of their choosing!
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Giving Leaderboard
Follow which college, unit or area leads the way with giving!
Rank Department Raised
1 Engineering (CENG) $47,091.00
2 Agriculture Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) $33,470.00
3 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) $24,145.00
4 Liberal Arts (CLA) $18,346.00
5 Scholarships $12,680.00
6 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) $12,545.00
7 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) $12,195.00
8 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship $9,885.00
9 Cal Poly Cares $8,580.00
10 Athletics $4,950.00
11 Alumni Association $4,150.00
12 Student Affairs $2,830.00
13 Parent Giving $2,825.00
14 Cal Poly Cat Program $1,385.00
15 Poly Reps Support Fund $1,335.00
16 International Programs $1,000.00
17 Black Academic Excellence Center $705.17
18 Supporting Black Students $670.00
19 Kennedy Library $555.00
20 Pride Center $450.00
21 Cross Cultural Center $380.00
22 Spur Change Projects $110.00
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