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Redbud Foundation: Outstanding Local Philanthropic Foundation

Glen-and-Claire-SwoggerAfter being nominated by The Library Foundation, The Redbud Foundation was honored as outstanding local philanthropic foundation at the recent Topeka Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropic Day luncheon.

The Redbud Foundation of Topeka is a privately held foundation created by Glenn and Claire Swogger. Its primary efforts are in the areas of arts, culture and humanities. Glenn Swogger’s father, Glenn Swogger, Sr., was a local banker who believed strongly in philanthropy. Following in his father’s footsteps, Glenn and his wife Claire made the decision to create the Redbud Foundation with plans to use their money during their lifetime. The Swoggers have been long time supporters of The Library Foundation. Most recently, the Redbud Foundation is underwriting the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s costs associated with converting the history collection of the library into a History Neighborhood. By creating distinctive zones termed “neighborhoods,” the library staff combine closely related subjects on the shelves and eliminate the need to search multiple areas. National Philanthropy Day® is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—have made to our lives, our communities and our world.
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