Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award

About the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award
An annual award consisting of $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation presented to a library organization to recognize an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully developed income from alternative sources. The alternative sources may include, but are not limited to: individual gifts, foundations, endowments, "challenge" grants, and related efforts.

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2012 Winner(s)

Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation developed and is leading Library 3.0, a capital campaign to raise the private funds necessary to build a vibrant, new downtown library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after the existing building was destroyed by the devastating flood of 2008. The secondary goal of the campaign is to strengthen the library's endowment by at least $1 million.