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Silas Pinney Legacy Society Donor Profile: Susan Titus

Wherever Susan Titus goes in life, she'll always be connected to her public library.

She currently splits time between her home in Verona and another in Fountain Hills, Ariz., where she volunteers at her community library/museum. But she continues to hold Madison Public Library dear, and this is evident in her planned gift to Madison Public Library Foundation.

Susan and her husband, Bob, have lived in the Madison area — mostly on the west side — since 1969.

"I've always loved going to the library, but my 'public' interest began when the far west side needed its own library," she said. "The city of Middleton was also expanding, and its library was getting crowded."

She became involved with the Madison Public Library Foundation in the 1990s, just before Alicia Ashman Library was built, when she was asked to assist with Ashman's capital campaign. 

Susan went on to serve 11 years on the foundation's Board of Directors. Why did she decide to leave a planned gift to the foundation?

"From the thrill of seeing the ribbon cut at the new library to being asked to join the newly formed Madison Public Library Foundation, I was hooked on building more new libraries and greatly improving our current libraries," she said.

Making a planned gift to the library enters donors into the Silas Pinney Legacy Society, a level reserved for those who desire to leave a legacy for future library users. The society meets annually and allows donors to ensure the library's future for years to come. Learn more about planned giving and the Silas Pinney Legacy Society by picking up a brochure from one of our library displays at your nearest Madison Public Library location or by calling 608.266.6318.

Susan Titus

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