ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FUNDRAISERS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FUNDRAISER EVENTS

SUMMARY OF FOUNDATION HISTORY

Established 1994

Accomplishments 

  • Purchased Bastanchury land parcel – deeded to the City of Fullerton
  • Children’s Library Expansion
  • Donor Wall Established and Updated
  • Aided in updating digital resources in the Launer History Room
  • Aided in library budget shortfall
  • Sponsor of Fullerton Reads
  • Aided in funding Summer Reading Program
  • Host Staff Appreciation Days
  • Mounted and accomplished a $500,000 campaign to cover fixtures, furnishings and equipment for library expansion.

Fundraiser Events

  • Four lecture series from 2001-2004
  • Six separate author luncheons featuring:  A. Scott Berg, Lisa See, T. Jefferson Parker, Fred Weintraub, Zov Karamardian, Michael Oates.
  • Downtown Abbey Tea Party
  • Authors and Academics Speaker Series –  author Michael Oates and CSUF professor and historian Dr. Steve Neufeld
  • Lecture Series (2014-2016)  with Chris Epting
  • Presented Ron Kobayashi Trio musical ensemble
  • Presented Dr. Vu Pham speaker and author
  • Held “Dig Deep” campaign to supplement shortfall in library book budget raised $54,045 including a $5,000 Phelps Foundation Grant.
  • Held fundraiser, Southwest Fiesta on May 4 at Villa del Sol, netted $9,600.
  • Funded technical upgrades for library self-check kiosks and security gates
  • Contributed funding for upgrade of computer equipment and program support for Staff Media Center
  • Donated toward the new Honor Wall Plaque