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Real LifeHow does one define a successful capital campaign?By the money raised; therelationships formed; and the impact it has on people in the community?TheCampaign for the New Ocean View Library has achieved all of the above.Withan original fundraising goal of $267,000, the campaign has raised over$490,000!
Because of overwhelming generosity, Ocean View will have a library withcomputers, printers, scanners, new furniture, bookshelves and otherimprovements making it an important education center.
None of this could have been achieved without a dedicated group of residents who convinced Mayor Brown to commit $2.5 million to a new facility and with the help of the Friends & Foundation, started fundraising for interior improvements.
Adding to this success is the Ocean View Branch Manager. Dorothy Coakleyspent hours speaking on behalf of the Library and its patrons; she has hundreds of stories about small victories that have changed lives forever.
"Donations have exceeded $35,000, with hundreds of letters and checks notonly from California, but also from places like Illinois and Kansas," reports Paola Muggia Stuff, coordinator of the campaign for the Friends & Foundation."To date, $450,000 in grants have also come from corporationsand foundations."