Saturday, June 12, 2010

South Madison library branch to be named in honor of Goodman brothers

Link to June 11 Wisconsin State Journal article.

Excerpt:   The new South Madison Branch Library will be named in honor of celebrated Madison philanthropists Robert and Irwin Goodman after a $250,000 donation to the library's capital campaign by the Goodman Foundation.

The announcement came as representatives of the Goodman Foundation, along with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and others kicked off the opening of the Goodman Community Pool for the season.

"Together the Goodman brothers lived a life filled with extraordinary community service that continues today through the Goodman Foundation," Cieslewicz said in a statement Friday. "I want to thank the foundation for this incredible gift to the South Madison Branch."

The donation brings the Madison Public Library Foundation's capital campaign to its goal of raising $700,000 for interior construction and design costs, said Terrie Goren, the foundation's executive director

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