John E. Warnock, president, co-chairman and CEO of Adobe Systems of San Josť, has been named chair of the committee overseeing fund raising for the new City of San Josť-San Josť State University library now under construction.
The eight-story, 475,000-square-foot library, to be called the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, is the first such collaboration between a major U.S. city and a university.
Several other committee members have been named to the fund-raising committee. They are:
Commenting on the new committee membership, SJSU President Robert L. Caret said, "The City of San Josť and the university are honored to have such distinguished and well-respected individuals committed to a unique project that will benefit our valley and also serve as a model for other metropolitan areas."
SJSU is spearheading the community-wide fund-raising campaign, according to Juliana Ver Steeg of Hayes Briscoe Associates, a consulting firm.
Most of the $177.5 million cost for the library will be underwritten by the City of San Josť, SJSU and the California State University system.
The committee's fund-raising goal is $16.5 million; funds will be used to supplement the building's technology. The David and Lucille Packard Foundation already has contributed $1 million to the campaign.
Groundbreaking for the new structure, to be located on the SJSU campus at the corner of Fourth and San Fernando streets, was held Oct. 20; construction is expected to be completed by 2003.
The current city library, which also bears Dr. Martin Luther King's name, will be replaced by the new structure, as will the university's current Clark Library.
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