Saturday, November 26, 2011

Portage Public Library Moves Forward with Building Expansion Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising plans discussed for library expansion. (Portage Daily Register, 11/15/2011)

Excerpt: With a critical decision by the Common Council still pending, Portage Public Library officials are moving forward with plans for a fundraising campaign to support their proposed $1.5 million library expansion project.

The group hopes to raise at least $800,000 from the public through its campaign, while the city's decision to support the project would accommodate the rest.

Library officials asked the city to pony up $400,000. The Bidwell Foundation would match half of that amount, or $200,000. The foundation also would match another $100,000 raised by the community. Both grants are contingent on the project being under construction by Dec. 31, 2012.
Without the city's involvement, the grant likely would disappear

Related posts:
Decision delayed on request for library expansion funding.  (11/2/2011)
Council member on Portage Public Library expansion project funding: "We may just not want to it".  (10/28/2011)
Board president makes pitch to council for library expansion funding.  (10/15/2011)
Board to make case for building expansion to council.  (10/13/2011)
Library board to make case to council for building expansion.  (9/15/2011)
Library moves forward with building expansion.  (8/12/2011)
Board approves feasibility study for library expansion.  (7/1/2011)
Board reviews estimates for expansion project.  (6/22/2011)
Library expansion plans continue to develop.  (2/9/2011)
Library expansion to focus on youth services.  (10/15/2010)
Putting together the financial pieces for building expansion.  (5/12/2010)
Library seeks community input for expansion.  (1/13/2010)
Board discussion rental property options.  (11/11/2009)

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