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Charity Now: Rare Manuscripts and Authentic Pieces Donated to Princeton University

Posted on February 17, 2015 by Kera Lenart | 0 comments

Princeton University declared Monday that it received a donation of books and manuscripts worth approximately $300 million, amounting to the most generous gift in its history.

Class of 1936 alumnus William Scheide died last year at age 100, bequeathing a 2,500-volume rare book and manuscript collection to the Ivy League university. The haul includes historic treasures like the six earliest prints of the Bible and the original printing of the Declaration of Independence. He also gifted the 1746-founded seat of learning with Beethoven’s music sketchbook, signed by the composer himself.

It is “one of the greatest collections of rare books and manuscripts in the world today,” said Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber in a statement. “I cannot imagine a more marvelous collection to serve as the heart of our library.”

The collection will be fully digitized to increase its accessibility to the public, which can view it upon request. It will remain in Princeton’s Firestone Library.

Donation includes the earliest Bible prints, the original print of the Declaration of Independence and Beethoven's signed music sketchbook

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Charity Fundraising

Posted on February 05, 2015 by Kera Lenart | 0 comments

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Corporate Charity Fundraisers

Posted on February 04, 2015 by Kera Lenart | 0 comments
From a bidding war over a weekend at a luxury spa to a fierce battle over an exclusive signed baseball, a charity auction is a great way to have fun and raise much needed funds for a good cause. Charity auctions are a great way to get people involved in spending money and donating to the cause. There are often five-star items up for grabs, or once in a lifetime opportunities and priceless experiences, from touring the White House to navigating the hills of Napa Valley there is a little piece of everything for everybody.  But after the adrenaline has worn off and all bids are accounted for, a question you may ask is: “Can I get tax relief?” Many companies will use auctions to support charities and their corporate social responsibility agenda, and they are becoming an increasingly popular way of providing corporate entertainment for staff and clients. Essentially charity fundraising opportunities are a win-win for both parties. Whether you choose to do a silent or live auction National Collectors Gallery can help you with all your companies needs.
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