Support Us

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection was founded in 1969 with a generous gift from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. Since then, our library has continued to grow our collections, programming, and facilities through the support of friends, donors, and foundations.

Make a Donation

Make a Financial Donation

Make a financial donation to the Cary Collection general gift fund.

Donate Online

Donate Materials

Talk with a curator about a potential donation of books or other materials related to our collection development mission. 

Steven Galbraith, Curator

Friends of the Cary Collection

The Friends of the Cary Collection has been formed to support and expand our library’s mission and activities by increasing our library’s visibility, building support for its endowments and collections, and by creating a vibrant community of lifetime learners.

Presenations in the Cary Collection

Our Goals

Build Support

  • To assist in expanding the library’s permanent endowment through annual memberships, gifts, bequests, and focused fundraising.
  • To raise additional funds needed for specific library acquisitions, programming, and equipment. 
  • To aid in steering desirable collections to the Cary Collection for donation. 

Increase Visibility

  • To help promote the Cary Collection, the use of its collections, and attendance to its programs.

Create Community

  • To accommodate the needs of students and researchers.
  • To build a community through which Friends share their interest and enthusiasm for topics related to printing history, the history of the book, and graphic design.
  • To organize events for the Friends.

Join the Friends of the Cary Collection

Thank you for considering membership in the Friends of the Cary Collection.

  • Acknowledgment in the Cary Collection’s Annual Report.
  • Receipt of the Cary Collection’s bi-annual newsletter.
  • Acknowledgment in the Cary Collection’s Annual Report.
  • Receipt of the Cary Collection’s bi-annual newsletter.
$250 (deductible value $200)
  • All “Friend” benefits.
  • Original broadsides printed in the Cary’s press room (minimum two per year).
  • 10% off purchases from the RIT Press

How to Join

Make a donation online at your chosen membership level.

Join the Friends 

By Mail
You may also send a check at your chosen membership level made out to “Friends of the Cary Collection” to:

RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Wallace Library
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604