Altadena Library Foundation

 Capital Campaign for the Renovation and Expansion of the Altadena Library

Altadena Library Foundation

Mission

To support and enrich the facilities, resources and services of the Altadena Library District through fundraising and advocacy.

Objective

The main library, built in 1967, is the work of modernist architect Boyd Georgi who designed it to work in close harmony with its habitat. While honoring and preserving its historic architecture, the building needs to be renovated to become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and update technological systems. The nearly 50-year old structure also needs more maintenance and repairs than can be routinely squeezed out of operating budgets.

Why should you care?

Involvement is altruistic—It is a way to give a hand-up to neighbors in need, a resource to help them build a better life. It is a way to maintain an important education resource for Altadena families, many of whom are struggling. It can provide social opportunities for our seniors who may be facing isolation and loneliness.

Involvement is patriotic—Our democracy relies on an educated population to vote intelligently on critical issues, get interested, informed and involved in public causes, become civic leaders, and leave our children and grandchildren an America in better shape than the one we inherited.

Involvement builds community—Library events and programs draw together our diverse citizenry to celebrate our history through special events, to share different perspectives and bold artistic statements, and to enjoy music and food from cultures across the globe.

Here’s how you can help

  • You can make a personal financial commitment.
  • You can reach out to your friends for their involvement and financial support.
  • You can bring your business colleagues and partners into this community-building effort.
  • You can share the importance of this capital campaign-funded renovation with your friends in government.

Board of Directors

Dave Herman, President
Trish Pengra, Secretary
Doug Morseburg, Treasurer
Janet Pope Givens
Gwen McMullins
Sharon Sand

Supporters

Friends of the Altadena Library
Flintridge Foundation
Congressman Adam Schiff
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
State Senator Carol Liu
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino
Altadena Heritage Society
Altadena Historical Society
Altadena Town Council
Altadena Chamber of Commerce
Pasadena Unified School District
Jericho Road
Annenberg Foundation

The Altadena Library Foundation was incorporated on October 7, 2009. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Tax ID # 27-0999622.

Contact: info@altadenalibraryfoundation.org

 Phone (626) 470-7323   (that is 470-READ)

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