Supporting the library today and into the future
Linda and Bill Kolb are long-time supporters of the San Diego Public Library Foundation. They both have backgrounds in biology and science, and they met as scientific researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. Now retired after selling their biotech business, they enjoy traveling together, including going on African safaris.
The Kolbs are frequent users of their Carmel Valley Branch Library, and Linda especially loves finding new mysteries to read. They also appreciate and attend the variety of arts and culture programs available throughout the San Diego Public Library system, such as the exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare which will run from June 4 – July 7, 2016. They say, “We love the library because almost anything we want to read, hear, or watch can be found there.”
After many years of supporting their Library, in 2012 Linda and Bill decided to participate in the capital campaign for the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Their support helped to turn the dream for the new Central Library into a reality. They have also made a planned gift in their living trust to support the Library Foundation and are active members of the Carnegie Society. Linda and Bill say they “support the Library Foundation because public libraries have enriched our lives so much.”
The Kolbs have seen the renaissance that has occurred in the San Diego Public Library system since the completion of the Central Library and wanted to help the Library continue to grow and serve the entire San Diego community. They know how important Library programs and services such as the Summer Reading Program and Career Online High School are, so they also wanted to encourage others to join them in supporting the Library Foundation by offering this special match opportunity during National Library Week 2016. Please join them in supporting the San Diego Public Library Foundation!