Lots of good things were announced this month in our campaign to raise money for the new Ridgefield Library.

The biggest was the pledge from the Firstenburg Foundation to donate $250,000 towards our goal. This money is eligible for the matching grant from the anonymous donor who offered to match any donation of more than $10,000. Thank you to the members of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation who worked tirelessly to bring us this donation. It’s a real boon to our fund-raising efforts.

We also made almost $5,000 on the golf tournament and over $3,000 on the book sale. A group of dedicated volunteers from the Friends of the Library made all this possible.

Have you donated yet?

It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible.

If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. There are other levels of giving also. Each major donor will received recognition on a display at the new library. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library of $10,000 or more, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now.

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