Charles Bowman believes, “Libraries are the land of opportunities. Places where people come together.” Today we celebrate Charles’ retirement of a celebrated career with Bank of America and the many ways he has helped make our community a better place for families. Charles can be described in many ways: attorney, community leader, friend and advocate but our favorite way is library champion.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is excited to announce a generous investment of $1 million from the Howard R. Levine Foundation to The CommonSpark Campaign. This gift will support the Howard R. Levine Opportunity Center in the new Main Library, slated to open in late 2025.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is pleased to announce a generous investment of $10 million to The CommonSpark campaign from both The Tepper Foundation and the David and Nicole Tepper Foundation. The Teppers are the owners of the NFL Carolina Panthers and MLS Charlotte Football Club.
“We are excited about being involved in the Library project, which is an investment in opportunity and access for all,” said David Tepper.
Bank of America New Resident Center to Provide Space, Resources and Classes for Newcomers
New beer will support CommonSpark campaign
It’s critical that support be broad-based
Gift carries on a family legacy of philanthropy
Honeywell Data Visualization Lab to Promote Innovation, Access and Opportunity
Honeywell’s investment in Data Visualization Lab represents commitment to STEM education and community
Three families, one goal
“Our generation is ready and willing to participate, to step into the very large shoes of people who have long given so generously”
Marcellus “MT” Turner joins Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as next CEO
Because experience can’t be taught
“Home extends beyond four walls and into our neighborhoods and communities”
Five best-selling authors headline an all-new digital platform
Innovative new format makes Verse & Vino more inclusive than ever.
“I don’t think there’s anything more democratic than a public library”
“The imaginations of many will be inspired to change the future.”
Knight’s largest commitment to date in Charlotte.
“an architecturally-distinctive, state-of-the-art, technologically-advanced knowledge center”
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation Announces The CommonSpark Campaign, Unveils New Library Design
Mecklenburg County, Knight Foundation kick off funding
“what we need for the 21st century”
“critical to the future of what Charlotte will be”
“a place that promotes and supports upward mobility”
“a place for gathering and community and that just makes my heart sing”
“a game-changer for the community”
“noble, sacred spaces”
“the most literate city in America”
“the central fabric of the city”
“the most democratic institution there is”
Library commits to generating, archiving, and distributing quality community media.
International architectural firm Snøhetta will design new Main Library.
Thanks to an investment of $250,000, we can seize this moment to push the boundaries of innovation.