Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation demonstrated successful and creative fundraising with their I Love Our Library . . . Do You? campaign developed around a challenge grant of $100,000 from The Leon Levine Foundation intended to broaden the Library Foundation’s base of support for ongoing sustainability. To receive the funds, the Library Foundation was required to raise an additional $100,000 in qualifying gifts from the community within a six-month period. Due to an excellent campaign and a generous community, the Library Foundation raised nearly $400,000, not including the challenge grant dollars.

Awards Won

Title Year
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.
2018 - Winner(s)