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Gifts and Donations Policy Children's Hospital Colorado

Thank You to Our Donors

"I used the library as I searched for employment. My use of the computer is rather limited and the staff was exceptionally helpful. Everyone here is extremely knowledgeable and helpful to everyone who requests assistance. I can’t begin to tell you just how grateful I am for a job and for all of you." –Sand Creek Library Patron "The library is my new Amazon.com. I just hop online and shop around for what books to order. It’s great because my family is on a budget." -PPLD Patron "The start/stop pins we made on the 3D printer for our landscape lighting were a success. What a great experience it was for us, not only to have a finished product that worked, but we learned something new." -21c MakerSpace patrons

Private gifts help make us successful. With private community support in 2014, concerned and generous individuals and businesses have been on the forefront of a movement that makes a real difference in the lives of our citizens. Contributions helped support:

  • The match required for challenge grants toward facility improvements at East Library and Penrose Library
  • Equipping the new maker spaces at Library 21c and East Library
  • Summer Reading Program support for over 20,000 young readers and 5,000 teen readers
  • Critically useful data bases like Lynda.com that offers thousands of on line videos on software, creative and business skills
  • All Pikes Peak Reads programs offer community-wide discussions on the human condition inspired by the one-community read
  • Drawing tablets for Ruth Holley Library to introduce “artistic and technological literacy” with Digital Drawing Classes
  • A collaboration with the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center to install a Citizenship Corner at Ruth Holley Library
  • 5 Finch robots with laptops for traveling STEM kits
  • Meeting the needs of adult learners to complete their GED with one-on-one tutoring, materials, classroom space
  • Equipping the new Educational Resource Center at East Library with after school learning experiences.

Few institutions are charged with serving people of all ages and walks of life with relevant and entertaining programs, community spaces, and materials as is your public library. We are a lifeline to technology, online resources for employment, and continuing education for everyone in the Pikes Peak Region. We invite you to join us and be a part of this movement and support that educational lifeline. Thank you very much for your generosity!

Foundation Board of Directors

President - Jennifer Bain Vice President - Laura Ettinger-Harwell Secretary - Pamela Street Treasurer - Patty Froehle Ken Beach Michael Berniger Arlen Feldman Larry Gaddis Nadine Hensler Tilah Larson Kathleen Owings Paula Pollet Wayne Vanderschuere - PPLD Trustee Jariah Walker
Advisory Council Aje Sakamoto Lynne Telford Ex-Officio Members Lance James, Chief Development Officer, PPLD and Foundation Executive Officer John Spears, CEO and Chief Librarian, PPLD Mike Varnet, Chief Financial Officer, PPLD and PPLD Foundation Steve Adams, President, PPLD Friends of the Library Staff Aubrey Fennewald - Corporate & Foundation Manager