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Fun Facts About Fairmount’s Donor Wall

Fun Facts About Fairmount’s Donor Wall

January 23, 2009 2:50 pm0 comments


The new Donor Wall at Fairmount was unveiled on Tuesday, January 20th. Here are a few tidbits that you might find interesting:

  1. The print behind the names is of the building rendering prepared by Tim Downing Architects.
    Midwest Exhibits designed, prepared and installed the donor wall.
  2. The two largest gifts were from Bechtel Charitable Trust and the Scott County Regional Authority.  An anonymous family trust and the Riverboat Development Authority were the next largest contributions.
  3. The Board of Trustees wanted special mention to the Citizens of Davenport for passing the Library Levy in November 2003.
  4. Donors were listed in alphabetical order and of the same graphic type size because the Library Board of Trustees knew that all contributions assisted in getting the private funding necessary for the Fairmount Library.
  5. There are 95 contributors listed on the Donor Wall plus two special listings.  One is explained in #4.  The other is in honor of the hard work of the FRIENDS of the Library.
  6. The Fairmount Street Library was opened January 14, 2006.
  7. The donor wall was unveiled in a ceremony on January 20, 2009, by the FRIENDS of the Library Board and the Library Board of Trustees.
  8. The private funding goal of $2,400,000 was raised by the FRIENDS of the Library using the assistance of professional fundraiser, Ray German, of BMG Associates.
  9. More than 600,000 people have visited the Fairmount Library since it opened in 2006.

How can you have your name on the Donor Wall?
You may make a contribution to the Eastern Avenue Library as part of the “Branching Out” Project. All the names on this wall will be combined with those contributors for the Eastern Avenue facility and will be on the donor wall there.

What is the contribution amount necessary to have your name on the wall? Almost all of the contributions were of $100 or more.

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