Library Foundation

August 24, 2013 – Annual Foundation Luncheon

Featuring Chef and Author Zov Karamardian

Click here for more information and a printable reservation form. Reservations due by August 17th.  SOLD OUT.


What is the Foundation?

foundationThe mission of the Fullerton Public Library Foundation is to enrich the quality of life of the people of Fullerton by raising funds for the enhancement of the library. These funds shall be in supplement to, but not in place of, those provided by the City of Fullerton. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of community volunteers.




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Why support the Foundation?

Consider this an opportunity to support major library capital projects and aid in enhancement and expansion of the library’s information technology assets. To remain current in an ever-changing age takes regular updating of material and equipment. As a Foundation donor, you help benefit a vital resource in our community, one dedicated to lifelong learning and available to all.

Foundation Members

  • President – Babette Carlson
  • Vice President – Ray Kawase
  • Friends Rep. – Shirley Wooldridge
  • Treasurer – Irene Landsberg
  • Secretary – Joan Mears
  • Library Board Appointee – Chris Meyer


Accomplishments of the Foundation!


Library Board established the Fullerton Public Library Foundation.


First major FPL fundraiser, “90 Years of Adventure, The Magic Continues” held at Wilshire Court, netted $42,000; purchased Bastanchury land parcel for $250,000; launched campaign to raise $150,000 to match anonymous donation for same amount; Hae Sun Paik piano recital netted $5,100.


Southwest Fiesta, May 4th, held at Villa del Sol, netted $9600; American Girl Doll Tea Party sponsored by the Children’s Services staff held in the Children’s Library.


Shall We Dance fundraiser held at Spring Field Banquet Center, netted $46,345.


FPLF met the goal of $300,000 for Children’s Library Expansion Project; presented deed for Bastanchury property to City of Fullerton.


FPLF established endowment fund; reception held to unveil donor wall with names of first 120 donors over $1000.


Inaugural Lecture Series held at the Main Library.


Spring Lecture Series; “Night Blooming Jazzmen” at Hunt Branch celebration.


Spring Lecture Series; applied for and received $30,000 Phelps Foundation matching grant in support of the library’s electronic resources.


Spring Lecture Series; took part in Scenario Planning Study with Trustees and Friends of Fullerton Library; began “Dig Deep 4 Book$” campaign.


Completed “Dig Deep 4 Book$” campaign raising $54,045 including a $5000 Phelps Foundation grant.


First author’s luncheon featuring A. Scott Berg noted Pulitzer prize winning author.


Funded the Launer History Room’s digital format conversion.


 Supplemented Library Budget shortfall by donating $25,670 to cover reduction in PLF Grant funding from the State Library.


Hosted Lisa See author luncheon.
Began campaign to raise $500,000 to cover fixtures, furnishings & equipment for library expansion & renovation project.


Hosted Lady Luck Loves the Library
Held Hard Hat Tours of the Library project, to familiarize donors with the project.


Hosted T. Jefferson Parker luncheon.
Presented Fullerton Public Library with a check for $500,000.
Hosted “Sneak Peek” event to introduce donors to the new library.


The Library Foundation continues to sponsor Fullerton Reads on an annual basis as well as our website.

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