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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Receives First Grant from Newly Formed Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation

The Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has selected the Mt. Lebanon Public Library as the recipient of its first grant. “The Mt. Lebanon Public Library is exactly the type of organization that we had in mind in forming the Community Endowment,” said, Ruby Kang, Endowment President, “we aim to support worthy programs that serve a diverse spectrum of the community, especially when traditional funding sources start to dry up.”

“We were thrilled to be selected for the Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation’s first grant,” said Cindy Richey, Library Director. “2009 was one of the most difficult years in recent memory with regard to budgets, and the support of community organizations such as the Foundation has been a tremendous lift.” The Library grant was announced at an estate planning seminar hosted by the Foundation at the Library on September 26, 2009. The “big check” remains on display at the main checkout desk of the Library.

The Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and was established to build and manage a permanent fund to bridge the growing gap between shrinking budgets and the increasing costs of maintaining the community’s character. Its objective is to provide a sustainable philanthropic vehicle that preserves and enhances the community for current and future generations.

The Foundation seeks to work collaboratively with donors and the community, providing an opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to leave a lasting legacy for the very community that fostered their own growth and prosperity. The Community Endowment supports the community by making grants to programs, organizations and individuals in need.

For more information about the Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation contact Ruby Kang at 412-973-0222 or visit the Foundation’s website at www.mtlebanonendowment.org.