Ways to Give

Carnegie Circle

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s Giving Society

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in the desert.”

– Andrew Carnegie

The Carnegie Circle recognizes and celebrates over 200 Library supporters whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more create a community where reading, learning and imagination thrive.

Investment in the Library comes from all parts of our community because so many of us recognize the Library’s critical importance as one of society’s great equalizers. Private support is a tangible endorsement of our belief that free and open access to information can change lives for the better and build a brighter future for the community we share.

The Carnegie Circle honors the rich legacy of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who donated funds to help build libraries around the world, including ours in Charlotte in 1901. We can’t think of a better way to recognize those individuals, businesses and foundations who demonstrate similar philanthropic leadership today.

Carnegie Circle Levels






Previous Carnegie Circle Speakers

Carnegie Circle Event featuring NoViolet Bulawayo

“I felt like I was sitting in the living room with my two most interesting author friends. That’s what good storytelling looks like — you become engrossed in the conversation and forget where you are.” Board member Caroleen Burroughs shares her thoughts on the Carnegie Circle event.
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