Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I Love My Library Dinner

It was a heavy load for many volunteers and a bit of a burnout for the staff, but well worth the effort as 110 people got together on the Sunday before Valentine's Day for the Appleton Library Foundation's annual fund-raising dinner. A pleasant time was had by all, and the dinner, silent auction and raffle raised over $10,000 for the Library Foundation's endowment fund.

Budgets continue to be difficult as public agencies are facing tough times everywhere. The charitable giving environment is always competitive, and particularly so in Appleton the last few years. But in the face of these concerns, our library is fortunate to have a terrific group of foundation board members and other volunteers to help with fund raising. Not only do events like these raise needed funds, but they help keep the library in the public eye from the perspective of community leaders and donors.

As a library director, I can only express deep appreciation that so many other people beyond our staff are doing so much to help us. Maybe we're doing something right!

1 comment:

chumly said...

My 3 grandchildren love going to the Library. My daughter is a school teacher and it is a family outing when they go.