Gale, A Cengage Company Financial Development Award

About the Gale, A Cengage Company 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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2017 Winner(s)

Mid-Continent Public Library

Mid-Continent Public Library demonstrated successful and creative fundraising with their new Library Lovers campaign. The library utilized a multifaceted approach capable of future growth and serving as a viable model for other libraries. Program leaders utilized community input to create a new affinity program, consistently themed and scaffolded to highlight the importance of members of all ages. They strategically utilized special events and branded products to capture community interest.