SAPLF Hosts 2017 Board Builder and Honors Greater Good Award Recipients

Last month, SAPLF hosted its 17th annual Board Builder luncheon at the home of Alice & Clark Welder.  The home served as a beautiful location and sparked inspiration, enthusiasm and conversation as our Board continues its service for the remainder of the year.

The Library Foundation’s “Board Builder” luncheon brings a prominent leader in the field of philanthropy to speak to our Board of Directors, encouraging them to become engaged and actively raise funds for the Library in support of our mission.  50 SAPLF Board members heard Haven for Hope President & CEO Kenny Wilson speak to the important role Board members play for nonprofits, and how each can be an effective member for the organization.  Before closing the event, we recognized and honored two life-long supporters of libraries – SAPLF Board member Carmen Goldberg and the late Dan Parman.

The Greater Good Awards were inaugurated in 2013, and are based on past “Board Builder” speaker, Claire Gaudiani’s approaches for Board members to pursue active fundraising even in challenging times. Gaudiani’s writings call on colleagues, students, and fellow citizens to leave the world a better place.   In her book, Generosity Rules! Gaudiani illustrates how generosity leads to opportunity, opportunity to prosperity, prosperity to gratitude, and gratitude to a new cycle of generosity.

Nomination Criteria: 1) Nominees must be an advocate for the SA Public Library or the SA Public Library Foundation – board members, donors, volunteer, etc. 2) No more than two (2) honorees per year, 3) SAPLF Executive Committee members are requested to submit nominations to the Chair of the Board with details why the nominees deserved to be included on the final nomination list, and 4) Awardees are selected by the SAPLF’s Voting Officers and SAPLF staff.


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