Ganyard Library Endowment

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Robert L. Ganyard Library Endowment

The Robert L. Ganyard Library Endowment will provide funds to support the mission of the Cofrin Library and provides the flexibility for the library to use the annual spendable endowment earnings.

Honoring Robert L. Ganyard

Robert L. Ganyard headshot

Emeritus Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York (SUNY)

Father of Humanistic Studies Professor Clifton Ganyard

Father-in-law of Cofrin Library Director Paula Ganyard

Robert Ganyard taught at University of Houston until he returned to University of Buffalo in 1964 where he served seven years as director of the Interdisciplinary Degree Program and three years as the history department’s director of graduate studies.

He is well known for his book, The Emergence of North Carolina’s Revolutionary State Government, published in 1978, in addition to numerous articles and book reviews.

He retired from SUNY at Buffalo in 1991.

Dr. Debra Ann Reilly“We all remember the mentors who inspire us...Dad was a mentor to many and should be honored for his life spent in education.”
— Debra Ann Reilly

Dr. Debra Ann Reilly, M.D., established this endowment to honor the memory of her stepfather, Robert L. Ganyard, a teacher, researcher and author, and a voracious reader.

Related links

Cofrin Library gift carries ‘Ganyard’ name in Inside February 3, 2010

Male student perusing bookshelves

Endowment annual earnings may fund:

  • collection acquisitions (including books, databases and electronic resources)
  • preservation of existing collections
  • purchase of specialized equipment or furniture
  • professional development stipends
  • scholarship awards

Contribute to the Ganyard Endowment

Call: 920.465.2074
or Print a Pledge Form

Make checks payable to:
Robert L. Ganyard
Library Endowment

Mail donation to:
UW-Green Bay Foundation
Cofrin Library 805
UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311