The ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY has launched its public phase of the capital campaign “Improving the Climate for Learning”. The Allentown Public Library, established in 1912 and rebuilt in 1977, will raise $2.3 million to replace the present unreliable, outdated and inefficient Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Currently operating at 40% efficiency, the library expects to divert significant savings with its new system to be invested in expanded learning opportunities for Allentown area students.
The Allentown Public Library will host its annual gala, “A Novel Affair”, at the library on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30. The funds raised at the Gala will be used to support the capital campaign. The event will honor long time Allentonians and library supporters, Malcolm and Janet Gross. The event will feature furniture tours provided by Knoll furniture, music and hospitality. The event co-chairs are Thomas Yuracka and Linda Epstein.
DONORS TO DATE
The Trexler Trust
Alvin H. Butz Foundation
The Century Fund
Al and Jill Douglass
The Keystone Grant
Bob and Sandy Lovett
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Principal & Architect, Roberson Butz Architects
Thomas (Tom) E. and Cindy Donley
Donley Foundation Trustee
Executive Director, Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative
Ellen B. Bishop, M.D.
President, Allentown Public Library Board
Dr. Ethel Drayton-Craig
Member, Allentown Public Library Board
Director, Allentown Public Library
Owner, Duggan and Marcon
Board Member, Allentown Public Library Foundation
Executive Director, Allentown School District Foundation
Chair, Allentown School District Foundation