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03.29.21

Community Member Spotlight: Meet Mary Beth, A Library Champion In and Out of School

“The Library is an optimistic investment in our community. It’s an investment in our children, teens, and every Chicagoan who wants to learn. As a patron, I have experienced how the Library has enriched my life. As a teacher, I have witnessed how the Library makes a real difference in my students’ learning. So, If I can give a little more and contribute what I can to empower more people through the Library, why wouldn’t I do that?” Meet Mary Beth Hutchinson, educator and library champion!

11.12.20

Donna LaPietra Combines Art and Philanthropy to Build a Better Chicago

Meet the 2020 Library Foundation’s Inaugural Civic Award Honoree: Donna LaPietra. For over 20 years, the artist-philanthropist-civic leader has been lending her artistic expertise to bring the stories of several nonprofits to life. Her motivation? To serve the community. Get to know her journey and her story here.