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Established in 2007 by Dhiren H. Shah, W'82 and his wife Katherine, the Dhiren H. Shah, W'82 and Katherine M. Shah Endowment for Library Collections supports acquisitions for the Penn Libraries in all disciplines.

Dhiren shared, "Katie and I decided to establish an endowed collection fund at the Penn Libraries because we know how critical these information resources are to teaching and learning at the University. Our fund is multidisciplinary, so it can purchase materials in whatever area is most urgently needed in any given year."

Dhiren served on the Penn Libraries Board of Advisors from 2004 to 2017.