Thanks to the generous support of friends, alumni, faculty, students and staff, the Poetry Collection has successfully raised more than $15,000 as part of the Reichert Challenge Fund initiated this spring by Dr. Jonathan Reichert. With the original challenge goal now exceeded, Dr. Reichert has matched these funds with a $50,000 gift of his own to form a new endowment in support of the Poetry Collection’s Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection. The annual proceeds from this endowment will fund future acquisitions of books, literary magazines and papers as well as a yearly Frost event. And we will continue to seek additional donations both now and in the future. Anyone interested in contributing should please contact:
Donald Elick, Director of Development
The achievement of the Reichert Frost endowment is great news for the Poetry Collection, the UB Libraries, the Buffalo poetry community, and the future of Frost scholarship.
A UB press release is available here.