Audrey Geisel’s Gift

Audrey Geisel’s Gift

San Diego philanthropist, literacy advocate, and longtime supporter of UC San Diego, Audrey Geisel has donated $3 million toward the renovation of the university’s iconic flagship building, Geisel Library. The gift kicks off a major initiative to transform and revitalize the interior public spaces of Geisel Library to meet the evolving needs of library users in the digital age. Geisel’s gift will be used to renovate and update the entry level of Geisel Library, which opened in 1972 as the university’s Central Library. In 1995, the William Pereira-designed building — known by many as “the spaceship” — was named in honor of Audrey and her late husband, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, in recognition of a major gift from Audrey Geisel. (858.822.4554, [email protected])

Audrey Geisel’s Gift

Geisel Library

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