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Anonymous Donor Offers $50,000 Matching Gift

An anonymous Madison Public Library Foundation donor has come forward with a $50,000 challenge gift that will match all annual fund donations through December 31.
 
The annual fund supports Madison Public Library’s collections, programs, services and employee professional development, in addition to foundation operations. It pays for expenses that the basic city budget cannot cover. This year, $187,000 in annual fund gifts supported:
 
  • High use and new media collections improvements
  • Professional development for staff
  • Taking the Wonders of Learning Home, an interactive mobile children’s exhibit
  • Systemwide technology improvements
  • Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read, a Meadowridge health and literacy pilot program for black male teens and pre-teens
  • Pathways to Cooperative Entrepreneurship, a program for low-income residents that creates jobs through cooperative small-business ownership
  • High-loss materials replacement
  • Increasing technology access at the library
  • Who Matters?, an intergenerational photo project
  • Meet Your Madison Public Library, a program that introduces the library to non-library users
 
Every donation made to the annual fund between now and the end of the year will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your contribution here.

Library staff help youth work with cameras and other technology equipment during 2018 spring break media programming at Meadowridge Library.

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