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Making a lasting Library Difference

Calvin Lau

Calvin knows the San Diego Public Library helped make him the person he is today. That impact was so meaningful he made the ultimate gesture by naming the San Diego Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of his retirement plan and hopes to inspire others to support the Library Foundation.  “My family did not have the extra money to buy books for my sister and me. For us to have the Library nearby was absolute heaven.” [Read more].

 

Valorie McClelland

Valorie McClelland has always believed in giving back. And, she believes focusing her philanthropic support on a few organizations meaningful to her, including the Library, is the most impactful way to make a difference. “I gave serious thought to what I wanted my legacy to be,” Valorie said. “I chose three organizations that were important to me, one of which was the Library. Each time I visit the Library I can see my contribution at work.” [Read more].

 

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Paula Taylor and Bernie Kulchin

When it came time for estate planning, Paula Taylor and Bernie Kulchin were looking to provide benefits to future generations. This desire them to include the San Diego Public Library Foundation in their estate plans. By informing the Library Foundation of their intentions and participating as members of the Carnegie Society, their actions inspire others to consider leaving a legacy for the future as well. With contributions, Paula Taylor and Bernie Kulchin are making an impact that will benefit lovers of books and learning for generations to come [Read more].

Linda and Bill Kolb

Linda and Bill Kolb have seen the renaissance that has occurred in the San Diego Public Library system since the completion of the Central Library. They participated in the capital campaign for the Central Library and are frequent users of the Carmel Valley Branch Library. They wanted to help the Library continue to grow and serve the entire San Diego community. They say they “support the Library Foundation because public libraries have enriched our lives so much.” [Read more]

Joan and Bob Reese

Both Joan and Bob Reese grew up loving their libraries. Joan remembers the little red brick library that she visited. And, Bob remembers reading every biography he could find. They know that public libraries are a vital pillar of democracy. They are the place where the entire community can go to be connected to each other, and to feel that they are part of a bigger vision. Everyone is equal when they are at the Library. [Read more]

 

For additional information, contact Kymberly Mueller at (619) 238-6641 or by e-mail.

Calvin Lau
Valorie McClelland
Bernie Kulchin and Paula Taylor
Linda and Bill Kolb
Joan and Bob Reese