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Benefactor Award

Honoring substantial donations to libraries.

The Texas Library Association Benefactor Award recognizes substantial donations such as land, buildings, stocks, cash, and collections by individuals, institutions, and foundations. The donations must have a significant impact on libraries and their programs.

In 2021, Cathy Hartman received the annual Benefactor Award from the Texas Library Association in recognition of her generous support of the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment.

Established in 2012, the endowment enables the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to extend the impact of the Portal to Texas History by creating a permanent, sustainable source of income. Funds derived from this endowment help to enhance future technology development, to acquire and support additions to the collections and content in the portal, and to create lesson plans that support new educational initiatives.

Here is a video of the award presentation:

Any TLA member may nominate a deserving benefactor for consideration.  Nominations open September 15 and close January 15. All nominations must be submitted through the online form.

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Once the nomination is submitted, you will receive a password that allows you to add to, or edit your nomination materials. You will also receive a separate password to provide to people submitting any letters of reference.

Contact Christy Reynolds at TLA if you have any questions or need assistance.

Past Recipients

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