Phoenix Public Library Foundation Holds Dinner in the Stacks

Posted By on November 20, 2018

The event: Dinner in the Stacks

The cause: Phoenix Public Library Foundation / /

Mission or program funded: While tax dollars put books on the shelves and keep the lights on, the programs that prepare kids for school, put people to work, help students navigate the path to college, and promote entrepreneurship rely on private dollars. The Phoenix Public Library Foundation is the fundraising partner for Phoenix Public Library and an impetus for the library to convert its strategic initiatives into new, expanded and engaging programs and services for all ages.

Date held: Nov. 10, 2018

Venue: Burton Barr Central Library

Emcee: Brahm Resnik, “12 News Sunday Square Off” anchor

Program highlight: Over 370 people participated in this unique event, held across three floors of the iconic Burton Barr Central Library. Guests enjoyed a rare chance to see the library in a different light, after hours with the city of Phoenix as a night-time backdrop.

Dollars raised: $200,000 to inspire early learners, enrich lives and grow the economy.

Notable moment: Seeing the newly renovated library in its full glory, including its remodeled Children’s Area which is sure to be a destination space for generations to come.

Karen Werner

About Karen Werner

Karen Werner is the editor of Frontdoors Media. She is a writer, editor and media consultant. She has interned at The New Yorker, worked at Parents Magazine, edited five books and founded several local magazines. Her work has appeared in Sunset, Mental Floss and the Saturday Evening Post.

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