The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has awarded two grants to the University of Iowa that will make information more readily accessible to medical and scientific researchers, as well as help the UI offer career-education services to rural high school students in Iowa. The grants, totaling $393,902, were made through the UI Foundation.
The grant, in the amount of $298,927, was awarded to UI Libraries and reflects the trust’s ongoing interest in supporting medical and scientific research. The grant will help the libraries purchase online access to archived issues of medical and scientific journals. The titles and packages chosen for access will bring the greatest benefit across the broadest range of bioscience research interests on campus, and have been requested by many UI researchers.
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust was established by the estate of industrialist and philanthropist Roy J. Carver, Sr., of Muscatine. Carver died in 1981. The trust has been supporting the UI since 1987, and it has made gifts to UI programs every year since that time. Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust gifts and pledges to the university, in addition to gifts made by the late Roy Carver and his widow, Lucille Carver, exceed $126 million to date. In addition to gifts to the College of Education, the trust has supported the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; the UI Colleges of Dentistry, Engineering, Law and Liberal Arts and Sciences; UI Libraries; Hancher Auditorium; UI intercollegiate athletics; student aid; and other UI programs.
The UI acknowledges the UI Foundation as the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university. For more information about the foundation, visit its web site at www.uiowafoundation.org.