June 21, 2021

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation Surpasses Fundraising Goal By Nearly 10 Times

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From NewsWorks:

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation announced this week that a new citywide fundraising effort was nearly ten times more successful than expected.

Melissa Greenberg, vice president for development at the FLPF, said that $52,000 was raised from an email-based fundraising campaign last month, corresponding with the conclusion of the fiscal year 2012 on June 30.

“It was so, so wonderful,” said Greenberg of the campaign, which was originally projected to raise $6,000 for the FLPF, a nonprofit which serves as a private funding source for the Free Library system.

“It was our first time doing this,” she said of June’s appeal. “It says that there’s great opportunity for us.”

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The Annual Fund is used to support various initiatives of the Free Library not funded by city or state money, such as the after-school LEAP program which serves 70,000 students, the summer reading program which serves 60,000 students, and the Author Events series.

“The city pays for basic operations,” said Greenberg. “Everything else is funded through the foundation with private money.”

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The Annual Fund is used to support various initiatives of the Free Library not funded by city or state money, such as the after-school LEAP program which serves 70,000 students, the summer reading program which serves 60,000 students, and the Author Events series.

“The city pays for basic operations,” said Greenberg. “Everything else is funded through the foundation with private money.”

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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