Pillars of the Foundation Recognized at Reception

Endowments to the Durham Library Foundation are critical in supporting the foundation’s mission of providing the margin of excellence for the Durham County Library.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Southwest Regional Library, the foundation honored those individuals and organizations who have generously established foundation endowments. Staff members shared how these endowments have impacted their programs and affected the lives of individuals in the Durham community.

The foundation’s current endowments are:

Humanities
NEH Humanities Endowment
Semans Humanities Endowment
C. M. Herndon Humanities Endowment
BP-Family Fare Humanities Endowment Fund
E.T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Humanities Endowment

Teens
The Andrew Goodridge Memorial Endowment Fund
Dale Gaddis Endowment Fund for Youth Services

Children
GSK Literacy Endowment
Timmins Endowment for Summer Reading
Friends of the Durham Library (Youth 1-18)
Kiwanis Endowment for Children’s Programs

Collections
Barada-Noell Family Endowment for Large Print Books and Audio Books
Friends of the Durham Library (EZ Readers)
Odile Alloin Gould Endowment for Children’s Literacy
The Jonathan Henderson Memorial Endowment

Special Collections
The Willis P. and Leona P. Whichard Endowment for the North Carolina Collection

Outreach/Bookmobile
Merle D. Umstead Endowment Fund for Outreach

Unrestricted
Mary Louise Vincent Back Memorial Endowment
Fox Family Foundation Endowment

The foundation also announced that donor recognition walls will be installed at Main Library (after renovation), South Regional, Southwest Regional and Stanford L. Warren Branch. Donors who give at the following levels will be recognized on the walls:

  • GSK Pillar: $500K +
  • Friends Pillar: $250K – $499,999
  • C.M. Herndon Pillar: $100K – $249,999
  • Aaron M. Moore Pillar: $25K – $99,999
  • Willis P. Whichard Pillar: $15K – $24,999
  • Jonathan Henderson Pillar: $5K – $14,999

If you are interested in learning more about Durham Library Foundation endowments, please contact Alice Sharpe at 919-560-0193 or asharpe@dconc.gov.

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