I was pleased to have an opportunity to meet with you and Linda in April to
discuss the Library/Honors campaign. To date, over $12.3 million has been
raised and we have several proposals outstanding. I'm writing to ask your
help with Jack Trotter, a trustee of the Vivian L. Smith Foundation.
Earlier this year you indicated that you would be willing to sign a letter
to Mr. Trotter on behalf of the Library/Honors building project. Enclosed
is a draft of the letter. A proposal for $250,000 was submitted to the
Foundation in May, the trustees are scheduled to meet on June 15. Mr.
Trotter is a trustee with both the M.D. Anderson Foundation (which has
already committed $1 mil to the library/honors project) and the Vivian L.
Smith Foundation. The Smith Foundation provided a grant of $500k to the
KUHT/KUHF Melcher building that opened last fall.
Please let me know if you have any question regarding the enclosed letter.
Also, please fax or e-mail the final letter to me at the address below.
Thank you very much.
Director of Development, University Libraries
University of Houston
114 University Libraries
Houston, TX 77204-2000
Telephone: 713-743-9741 Fax: 713-743-9811
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