Friends Fund Subcommittee


To raise funds in support of ACRL initiatives that are not otherwise funded by ACRL operating funds. It accomplishes this goal by: working with the budget and finance committee to ascertain and articulate the ACRL board's annual fundraising goals and objectives; seeking out, developing, and nurturing relationships with individuals, with a particular emphasis on ACRL membership; developing and managing mechanisms for friends' donor recognition and acknowledgement; communicating its fundraising progress to the colleagues committee and the ACRL budget and finance committee and the ACRL executive director.


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• Five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members), including one Board member, one member of the Budget and Finance Committee, and one member of  Friends of ACRL
• Members serve three-years terms, staggered so that one member changes each year
• Appointments will be made by the Budget and Finance Committee chair.
• Chair serves as ex-officio member of the Budget & Finance Committee
• Additional appointments at the discretion of the Budget and Finance Committee chair.


The Friends Fund Subcommittee was established by the ACRL Board as a standing committee at the 2002 ALA Annual Conference. In 2005, it was desolved as a standing committee of the Board, then reestablished as a subcommittee of the Budget and Finance Committee at the ALA Annual Conference. In 2007, the charge was revised based on the recommendations of the Friends of ACRL Review Task Force.

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