As the caboose of the weekend following Thanksgiving (starting with the infamous Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday) Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the places and people who strengthen and support our community. Obviously, here at the Library Foundation, we want to shine a spotlight on our libraries and library staff.
Foundation Board member Caroleen Burroughs is back with an inspiring new list of 2022 favorites and how she turned her birthday into a philanthropic celebration. (And she thinks you should do it, too!) Learn more in her latest blog for the Foundation.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation was back at the Charlotte Convention Center at Verse & Vino this year. We are thrilled to announce that we had 1,100 people in attendance and raised over $475,000… with donations still coming in. If there is a group of people more dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to improving and strengthening an organization like the Library, it’s our Verse & Vino guests. They’re the reason why we are one of America’s leading urban public libraries.
This year we were joined once again by our emcee Sheri Lynch and five outstanding New York Times bestselling authors: David Baldacci, Sarah McCoy, Javier Zamora, Megan Giddings, and Adriana Trigiani.
There is a reason why Tamil is thought to be the oldest language in the world. Charlotte Tamil Library Volunteer Group (a.k.a. Charlotte Tamil Noolaga Kuzhu) have devoted time and gifts to bring 150 Tamil books to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library patrons — and they don’t plan on stopping. Their limitless energy and dedication to learning and language enriches our entire community.
There are countless treasures hidden in attics, basements, garages… and even Uptown Charlotte office buildings. A recent law firm’s relocation unearthed a rare map and launched a Carolina Room investigation.
Currently a volunteer at the Matthews branch, Betty Verner can’t remember a time when the library wasn’t part of her life. She was moved to tears by a thoughtful birthday gift from her son Ritch and daughter-in-law Susan. See what they gave her.
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.
#LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event on April 6th, with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to donate.
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.
Library supporter Caroleen Burroughs leveraged her birthday party and an employer matching program to triple her investment in the Library
Parents can be their children’s first and best teachers – but they need the tools.
This fall, a new vehicle hits the road – with a Library inside!
It’s critical that support be broad-based
NC Humanities grant funds website to house archive
Gift carries on a family legacy of philanthropy
“I can use my account again and keep reading!”
Partnership with Community Building Initiative facilitates dialogue across difference
Titles will augment Library collection
Merancas Foundation investment reduces MeckTech waiting list by 25%
Honeywell’s investment in Data Visualization Lab represents commitment to STEM education and community
Gift eliminates language barrier to expand access
Three families, one goal
“Until everyone has these tools, we have a lot of work to do.”
ONE Access expands reach and impact
With funding from Google Fiber, new partnership brings Wi-Fi to neighbors experiencing homelessness
“Our generation is ready and willing to participate, to step into the very large shoes of people who have long given so generously”
Vanguard invests in opportunity through a new job help center at West Boulevard Library.
A message as we wrap 2020.
This community shows up. On Giving Tuesday and every day.
Changing opportunities to maximize tax benefits
Simple, meaningful…and you don’t have to wrap it!
Gift in honor from family of volunteer means everything.
Thank you for your support on Library Giving Day and every day.
Celebration includes live chat with NYT best-seller Karin Slaughter
Library card connects and comforts across generations.
Library 3D printers support community effort amid COVID-19
The Library’s mission aligns so clearly with our firm’s goals.
That’s the slogan of our new sponsor, Love’s Travel Stops.
Memorial gift supports sensory programs for children.
The latest gift to South County Regional Library blends in so naturally you may have sat on it!
The Library’s “playground for literacy” just added high-tech equipment.
At only 17 years old, Josh Rayo-Solano is already a philanthropist.
Imagine if picking up a laptop on the go were as easy as grabbing a snack. Thanks to an investment from Vanguard, it is!
Gift from AARP brings seniors online.
An investment from The Cannon Foundation inspired additional giving in Mint Hill.
“We’re all Library users. Finding a way for our book club to support the Library was a natural fit.”
“Our libraries play an important role in the area’s vibrancy.”
Jennifer Green owned the stage for the Library Foundation.
Summer reading and learning is even more fun.
Funding from PNC supports multidisciplinary vocabulary-building program.
Active Reading empowers caregivers to support young readers.
Donation is first foray into community service.
Gift brings digital literacy to you.
Hornets Foundation funds community libraries.
Former trustee puts on her dancing shoes to support Library.
Gift will create community gathering spaces
Underutilized patio becomes an interactive learning space and community garden.
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