The mission of the Scarborough Society is to provide new sources of supplemental funding for the Shepherd University library system through an annual membership society dedicated to enhancing its collections, programs, and technologies.
The Scarborough Society of Shepherd University was founded in 2002 to endow and strengthen the Shepherd University library system. Inspired by the Scarborough Library’s magnificent addition and restoration that same year, the friends-of-the-library annual membership organization was and continues to be sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation. In 2011, the Scarborough Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a public reception and open house showcasing the library’s newest equipment and resources, funded in part by the Scarborough Society.
The annual Scarborough Gala is the Society’s major social and fundraising event. Gala proceeds provide funds to support and enhance library collections, programs, and technology. Additionally, the group sponsors a yearly art and lecture series, as well as annual bus excursions to regional points of interest – past trips have included local wineries, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA, and various Washington, D.C. attractions. A partnership with the Shepherdstown Film Society has provided opportunities to bring unique and enjoyable film experiences to the community.
The Scarborough Society displays the names of its members on a special Wall of Honor in the library’s Reading Room. Consider joining today!
Annual membership gifts and proceeds from the annual Scarborough Gala provide the funds to: