For immediate release | June 14, 2011

Roberta Stevens’ Frontline Fundraising Town Hall program highlights donor relationships, new toolkit

NEW ORLEANS – Learn to raise private funds using the power of the Internet, as well how to build lasting relationships with donors, at the Frontline Fundraising Town hall program which takes place from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27 in the River Room at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.

Using ALA President Roberta Stevens’ Frontline Fundraising Toolkit, the program will walk attendees through the stages of donor relationships, focusing on annual funds, special gifts (such as memorials and tributes), major gifts and planned giving work. Join task force members Brett Bonfield, Maria Carpenter, Susan Gregory, Danny Hales, Andrea Lapsley, Kim Olsen-Clark and Peter Pearson as they share their expertise on fundraising and their experiences creating the toolkit.

Taskforce members include: Peter D. Pearson, task force chair president, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Donna Bero, executive director, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Brett Bonfield, director, Collingswood Public Library, Maria Carpenter, director of advancement, marketing, communications, Northeastern University Libraries, Susan Gregory, development specialist, Pioneer Library System, Danny Hales, director, Suwannee River Regional Library, Penny Hummel, director, Canby Public Library, Kenneth M. Kozel, IAA secondary/senior teacher librarian, The International Academy, Amman, Andrea Lapsley, director of development, University Libraries, Colorado State University, and Rodney Lippard, director, Hackney Library-Barton College.

The toolkit is available at


Kim Olsen-Clark