Happy New Year!
We are pleased to announce that on December 29, 2006 the Library Foundation of Buffalo and Erie County, Inc. completed the transfer of its assets to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc. (CFGB). This decision was based on months of research and the opinion of the Foundation's Board that the CFGB was the only local organization that could provide the desired combination of expertise and donor assistance, investment oversight and expanded investment options, and cost-effective administrative services. Furthermore, the CFGB brings a wealth of experience in coordinating complex development and fundraising activities, in addition to, providing the required donor support services which will assure you that your gifts will be permanent and well-managed.
The Library Foundation's mission has always been to devote its funding exclusively to developing and augmenting programs and services for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System, and that mission is not changing. The Foundation's arrangement with the CFGB will greatly enhance the Foundation's ability to preserve and build its assets to benefit the B&ECPL well into the future.
Additionally, in connection with its restructuring, the Foundation Directors stressed the importance of enabling all Erie County libraries to benefit from the efforts of the Foundation. Thus, the Library Foundation will be instituting a grant process that will allow all libraries in the B&ECPL System to apply for Foundation funding; a percentage of available funds will be reserved for branch projects.
Finally, in conjunction with the transfer, the Library Foundation has moved its office into a space at the CFGB. Our new address is:
Library Foundation of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc.
c/o Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc.
712 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc. (CFGB) is a public charity holding more than 600 different charitable funds, large and small, established by individuals, families, nonprofit agencies and businesses to benefit Western New York. Since 1919, they have served the needs of this community and the wishes of its donors through personalized service, financial stewardship, local expertise, and community leadership.
By teaming up with the CFGB, the Library Foundation will make your donated dollar go further to aid and benefit the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System and the Western New York community as a whole.
To donate, please visit the 'Support Us' link at the top of the page.