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Milton Library Foundation receives $100,000 donation

Posted by Natalie Feulner  January 17, 2012 10:00 AM

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The Milton Library Foundation recently accepted a $100,000 gift from the Copeland Family Foundation it will use to establish a “Copeland Family Foundation Endowment Fund.”

The fund and income generated by it will be used to purchase new books.

The library foundation was created in 2002 to raise funds for the library’s expansion and preservation of its current building. It continues to raise funds for library programs and resources, and members chimed in recently with gratitude for the donation:

“What a marvelous gift from the Copeland Family Foundation ... to benefit the citizens of Milton,” said Anne Collins, library foundation director.

“The establishment of an endowment for the Milton Library Foundation was a logical decision for the library’s fund-raising arm once the primary goal of enlarging and renovating the [library] was completed over a year ago,” said Herbert Voigt, library foundation president.

“Strong libraries are ultimately all about access and collections, and this gift will help us maintain high quality collections well into the future,” Milton Library director Phillip McNulty said.

“We are grateful to the Copeland Foundation for recognizing that the Milton Public Library is more than just a place where the books reside -- it is the very heart of our community and needs our ongoing support,” said Kathy Fagan Bauer, library foundation president-elect.

“Certainly the gift from the Copeland Family Foundation exemplifies a major community support which will help keep our library a center for learning for generations to come,” added June Robinson, chairwoman of the library foundation’s investment committee.

For more information about the foundation, visit www.miltonlibrary.org/foundation.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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