Gifts that Grow

Jerry Reed is a familiar face in the Library. He has been a volunteer for the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery since the day it opened. Not only did has the Library and our community benefit from his time and talents, but he has also financially contributed to the Library’s…

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Crawford Scholarship Fund

In the early 2000s, library donors Dick and Donna Crawford made a commitment of  $25,000 to honor Library employees who exemplify the Library’s high standards of public service. This gift created the Dick and Donna Crawford Scholarship Fund, enabling Library employees to pursue continuing education and training opportunities that benefit…

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Libraries CAN Change the World!

The Library Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of The Gina Millsap Fund for Literacy and Learning in honor of her upcoming retirement. “My aspiration has been that we develop innovative ways to enhance the Library’s role as a force for positive change in the community,” says Gina. “Libraries…

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New Executive Director —– Erin Aldridge

The Library Foundation Board of Trustees announces that executive director Nancy Lindberg is retiring and Erin Aldridge has been hired as her successor. Lindberg has served as executive director since January 2014. Aldridge will begin working at the Foundation on July 13. Aldridge most recently served as the Development Director for the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts.

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2019 Record Year of Giving to the Library

The Library Foundation reports 2019 as record year of giving to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. We give tremendous thanks to our many donors! Foundation gifts to the library totaled $1,344,909.95. Major programs and services included: Claire’s Courtyard; renovations to the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Learning Center and Red Carpet collection; and the Adventuremobile.

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We Recognize All Our Generous Donors

In the Lingo Rotunda of the library is The Library Foundation’s Donor Recognition Wall. This interactive eye-catching display is a small way for us to publicly thank the many library donors and share some of their stories of why they give to our award-winning library. All donors, no matter the size of their gift, are listed on our wall. Please visit our wall at donor.tscpl.org.

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