Grants & Fundraising Committee
The Grants & Fundraising Committee oversee the work of fundraising and library construction. Committees include both directors and regular library members.
The Grants & Fundraising Committee has completed a community survey on libraries, funding the Ester library, library programs, the building design, and more to determine the best way to develop the John Trigg Ester Library.
The committee oversees fundraising for the library, for both long and short term sustainability of the library’s operation, programs, and building construction and maintenance.
The Ester library’s capital campaign encompasses the following means of raising funds for the library:
- membership dues
- bookshelf dedications
- t-shirt sales
- individual donations
- fundraising events
- grants & appropriations
- endowment development
- office sponsorships
The capital campaign, begun 2009, is specifically aimed at raising funds to construct a building at 474 Village Road to house the library. To donate, please send a check to JTEL, PO Box 468, Ester AK 99725.
The endowment drive, scheduled to launch in May 2012, is aimed at developing a $1 million fund to support the operations of the library once it is built. The endowment is managed by the Alaska Community Foundation; to donate, see their online form.
The membership drive, begun 2011, is both a fundraising and membership expansion campaign, aimed at increasing the involvement of the Ester community with the library.
Fundraising working group
This working group is focused on immediate fundraising needs and possibilities, and is spearheading a membership drive and the office sponsorship effort.