Development Committee Annual Report 2018

submitted by Lindsay Hansen Brown, Chair

Current Roster

  • Lindsay Hansen Brown, Chair (2017)
  • Sylvia Yang (2017)
  • Sara White (2017)
  • Corinne Forstot-Burke (2016)
  • Susannah Cleveland, Ex-officio
  • Mark McKnight Ex-officio
  • Tracey Rudnick, Ex-officio
  • Scott Stone, Ex-officio
  • Janelle West, Ex-officio

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

  1. We have revitalized the planned giving group and named it to honor Suki Sommer. We are still updating the website to reflect opportunities in planned giving.
  2. Sylvia created an infographic to explain the different funds (MLA, Freeman, etc.) that was featured in the newsletter. We are going to add it to the website.
  3. We continue to benefit from Amazon Smile and Giving Assistant and will update the website to include buttons/links to affiliate sites for shopping to support the Association.

List of Future Goals

  1. Take the MLA Fund to $1 million.
  2. Fund the Public Library/Paraprofessional scholarship endowment through individual and matched giving.
  3. Increase the number of Corporate Members and Patrons through targeted solicitation.