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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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