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Endowment Fundraising: Contributions Speak Volumes at the Northville District Library

Author(s): Barbara Glover

Journal: MLA Forum
ISSN 1539-4123

Volume: 6;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Fund-Raising | Philanthropy | Public Libraries

Five years from the date of the first direct mail letter, the Northville District Library possessed a $200,000 endowment fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The five annual campaigns were managed by one volunteer and one administrator, with minimal clerical support from library staff and input from a committee that normally meets once a year. An attractive donor recognition mural decorates the library’s atrium and reminds patrons to continue supporting the library’s endowment.
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