The Hodge Group worked with the Library Legacy Foundation to prepare a strategic
development plan in response to the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library's overall strategic plan. The areas of interest of fundraising that the Library Legacy Foundation Board identified included, but are not limited to, were:
· Increase library operation hours
· Mobile library van / homework helper
· Youth Services for pre-K education and literacy
· Additional books
· Additional multi-media resources
At the March 2, 2011 board meeting, the LLF trustees approved a motion to commit to a major $2 million gift campaign to be completed by 2014, and asked the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library to recommend several project options for the Foundation to consider.
At the May 4, 2011 board meeting, the Library presented a draft proposal for an exciting new early literacy project that focused on one of the Library's primary goals: Create Young Readers. The project also was consistent with the Foundation's areas of interest for fundraising, as summarized by the Executive Proposal/ Recommendations that was prepared by The Hodge Group. President Pat Appold asked board members to review the materials so the board could take action at the July 6, 2011 board meeting.
More Information: Project Timeline | www.toledolibrary.org
The budget for the program is approximately a $2.2 million comprehensive campaign to be implemented by the Foundation over the next 2.5 years. This effort will be supported by the campaign budget, which is included in the program budget. This transformational initiative is designed to reach over 40,000 young people during this 4-year funding period.