Friday, January 13, 2012

Two Portage Businessmen to Lead Library Fundraiser Effort

Library picks duo for fund drive; Culver’s Stevenson, Liegel will lead effort. (Portage Daily Register, 1/10/2012)

Excerpt: Two local businessmen and brothers will serve as the co-chairmen of the Portage Public Library's effort to fundraise for a $1.5 million expansion project.

Chad Stevenson and Jeff Liegel, the owners of the Portage Culver's restaurant and several others in the region, were tapped as the campaign leaders by a fundraising task force. 

Library Board member Addie Tamboli, also a member of the task force, called the news "fantastic." 

"They bring great energy in their support for the community and the children of the community," Tamboli said Tuesday. "I think it is pretty evident that they are very giving and caring people." 

The fundraising campaign hopes to raise about $800,000 from the community to support the project, which has also gotten a boost from the city of Portage and the Bidwell Foundation. Those two entities are expected to kick in $700,000.

Related posts:
Funding for library expansion included in City of Portage 2012 budget. (12/9/2012)
Library moves forward with building expansion fundraising campaign.  (11/26/2011)
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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