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Serving: Murrysville, Export and Washington Township
“A library outranks any one thing a community can do to benefit its people.” -Andrew Carnegie

About The Foundation

The Murrysville Community Library Foundation was started in 1998 by a group of dedicated Library Board and community volunteers who sought to ensure the future of Murrysville Community Library through fundraising for special, and projects. Today, the Foundation is guided by a group of committed citizens with the same goal in mind. Through a combination of individual, corporate and foundation donors, the Foundation (MCLF) raises thousands of dollars every year to support our library, special projects and ensure its future.

Mission

The mission of the Murrysville Community Library Foundation is to enhance our Library as a community resource by raising public and private funds for special projects and by building an endowment for the financial security and long-term excellence of the Library.

 

Annual Campaign – 2019

One of the greatest pleasures I enjoy serving on the Murrysville Community Library Foundation Board is sharing all that the Library has to offer.  But even better still are the authentic moments of appreciation and “pay it forward” generosity from you, our patrons and supporters.  As 2019 winds down and we recount what the year held, as well as imagine what the New Year may deliver, I want to share with you this particular moment that underlines MCL’s mission of Endless Possibilities:

A mother and son came in to sign up for library cards, neither had been here before.  When the mother explained to her boy all they could do with their library card – check out books and movies, use the computers, attend programs – she said, “The Library is ours, and it’s beautiful.”  Amazement and awe glowed on the boy’s face as he walked towards the Children’s Area.

Very few things are “ours” in a community sense, but your Library is one.  Thanks to your generous support, we can continue to provide dynamic and enriching materials, programs, and events to all we serve:

  • Speed Dating with a Book, and other adult programs
  • Partnerships with community organizations
  • Support collections of nontraditional items like our newly available cake pans and the online library edition of Ancestry
  • 24/7 access to e-books and e-audiobooks through OverDrive and Libby

This year, as you consider ways to celebrate the special people in your life, consider your neighbors and surrounding communities, too.  Your meaningful donation to the Murrysville Community Library ensures that access to information remains available, freely and equally, to Murrysville, Export, and Washington Township residents.

With Gratitude,

Connie Cauvel, President
Murrysville Community Library Foundation.

Foundation Board

  • President: Connie Cauvel
  • Vice President: Phil Swearingen
  • Treasurer: Theo van de Venne
  • Secretary: Susan Greenberg
  • Members: Charles Greenberg, Amy Lee Heinlen, Jennifer Price, Monica Smodic, William Snyder, Rhonda St. Amant

 

Foundation Contact:

Connie Cauvel – President
foundation@murrysvillelibrary.org
Phone: 723-327-1102 ext 155

 

Corporate Sponsors                                                                                                

  • Applebee’s
  • Bondi Printing
  • Energy Swing Windows
  • Dunkin’
  • Penn Franklin News
  • Price Financial
  • S&T Bank
  • Wes Kindelberger Agency
  • Penn Franklin News
  • Murrysville Veterinary Associates

 

Projects, Programs and Initiatives

  • Completed renovation of the Children’s room
  • New Technology throughout the Library
  • Building an endowment
  • Planned Giving
  • Summer Reading Club
  • Secured Grants to support the Library and special projects from:
    • Pennsylvania Keystone Grant
    • PPG
    • Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
    • Eden Hall
    • RK Mellon Foundation
    • PNC Foundation
    • First Commonwealth Bank  – Lulu Poole Trust Fund