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Cowles Library

As the largest private academic library in Iowa, Cowles Library is a resource for students on their paths to become their most well-rounded selves. Cowles Library integrates the past into the present with an eye on the future and prepares students to navigate the digital world both before and after graduation. Students and community members can find a team of librarians, trained in education and ready to guide them through the identification and analysis of Drake’s vast resources.

Cowles Library houses Drake’s print and digital collections and an impressive array of archives and special collections that ensure students and the public can learn from the rich history of Des Moines and the nation.

Your support will ensure continued access to this valuable learning environment and its many academic resources.

Matching Gift Opportunity

Increase the impact of your support to Cowles Library! Charles, PH’09, and Katie Hartig have committed $2,500 to match gifts made to Cowles Library during All In 2021. Make your gift today to ensure every Drake student has access to the very best in resources and research education at Cowles.

Where Bulldogs are Going All In
Rank State Gifts
1 IA 11
2 MN 4
3 WI 3
Meet The Moment Challenge
1,250 donors helped Drake University Meet The Moment and unlocked $65,000 for the University from Doug Zinser, AS’96, John August, JO’92, and Cindy, LA’70 and Dennis Lesher! Thank you!
1,250 / 1,250 Gifts
Who is Meeting The Moment?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In and meeting the moment!
What is your affiliation to Drake?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 762
2 Faculty/Staff 189
3 Student 180
4 Parent 140
5 Friend 84
6 Other 52
Meeting The Moment by Decade
Which decade's graduates are the most All In?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2010 - 2020 191
2 1990 - 1999 165
3 2000 - 2009 162
4 Current Student 151
5 1980 - 1989 128
6 1970 - 1979 96
7 1960 - 1969 44
8 1959 and before 8
Cowles Library Challenge
Thank you for going All In in support of Cowles Library and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Charles, PH’09, and Katie Hartig!
$2,390 MATCHED
Parents Challenge
Thank you for going All In for Drake students and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Jill, JO’91 and John, AS’92 Farmer!
$2,500 MATCHED
Caldbeck Challenge
Students, thank you for going All In for each other and helping unlock the $3,000 match from Kelly Caldbeck, PH’01, Peter Caldbeck, JO’03, and Megan Caldbeck, JO’05, in honor of their mother, longtime Drake employee and alumna Diane Anagnos Caldbeck, ED’72!
$3,000 MATCHED
First Time Gift Challenge
Thank you for making your first gift to Drake and helping unlock the $5,000 match from Drake Drake President Marty Martin! Welcome to the Bulldog Pack!
$5,000 MATCHED
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