Friends of HPL Fundraising
The Friends need to raise funds for two distinct purposes:
- Support of current needs of the HPL, as requested by Library Director María Pagán
- Payment of our Pledge towards the 21st Century Library Building Project
In the fall of 2009, the Executive Committee of the Friends wrote a letter to the Capital Campaign pledging to donate $40,000 within the first year and to raise an additional $60,000 over the next 5 years, for a total pledge of $100,000. Thus, we need to raise and contribute $12,000 each year for this Campaign.
In years prior to the Building Campaign, we had been able to contribute about $5,000-8,000 for purpose #1. We hope in the coming years to contribute also $8,000. Thus, our overall goal is to raise $20,000/year.
Brainstorming during a lively meeting on June 8, 2011, resulted in a long list of new ideas for possible fundraisers, in addition to our successful annual fundraisers:
- Cocktail Party in the fall
- Future Begins Here - 1st Sunday in May
Examples of specific events during Fall 2011:
Pasta Dinner - October 13, 2011 5:00-7:30pm at UCC
Annual Cocktail Party - November 19, 6-11pm
Future Begins Here