The grand opening of the new Brisbane Library is approaching and anticipation for this event is heating up amongst our community members. While the construction crews are welcoming the spring weather and the library staff is planning the transition and future operations of the library, the Friends of Brisbane Library (FOBL) is busy encouraging community participation in this multi-generational experience. One significant effort for the Friends is to inspire giving across the community. Today, we are proud to announce that community giving has surpassed half of our $100,000 target! In fact, many contributions have been enhanced by you, our Brisbane and Bay Area employers, through generous matching programs.
As part of Brisbane’s business community, you and your organizations contribute to this city on many levels. The list of enterprises ranging from small to multinational that operate in Brisbane brings the community great pride. Now in the second half of our fundraising, the Friends are asking you, readers of the Luminary, to continue our momentum towards the $100,000 goal and invest in Brisbane’s new “Center of Knowledge.” Your company will be recognized prominently as part of our permanent display of financial supporters in the new library courtyard, framed by San Bruno Mountain in the background. This display will feature an artistic expression of the community’s vision for the library, with the names of individual donors and each of your businesses proudly displayed.
The majority of our $100,000 fund will be allocated towards kicking off new experiences at the library, including a dedicated creative space for Makers, students, and entrepreneurs. In addition, generous donors have already given towards another new space at the Library, a dedicated History Room. We are certain many of you have a wealth of skills, experience, and knowledge to share in shaping these two spaces and we plan to reach out to you soon to get involved.
We can’t wait to unveil all of this with you in the fall. Contact Ambert Yeung at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://brisbanefriends.wufoo.com/forms/put-your-mark-on-the-new-library/ to begin your donation.