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Foundation nearing Southern Branch campaign goal of $200,000

By AMANDA HARRISON

Staff writer

The Calvert Library Foundation is hopeful its new status as a Combined Federal Campaign charity will bring in more donations.

The foundation was approved early last month as a CFC, making it easier for federal employees to donate.

“We are working to raise funds to provide shelving and furniture for the renovated space that will be the new Southern Branch so being included in the CFC will make it easy for people to contribute,” said Kip AtLee, president of the Calvert Library Foundation, in a news release from the foundation.

The CFC, according to its website, promotes and supports philanthropy and uses “pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) [to] support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.”

AtLee said in the release that the campaign for the Southern Branch is “doing very well ... but we haven’t reached our goal yet and we will soon need those funds.”

According to the release, the campaign goal for the Southern Branch is about $200,000.

Pat Hofmann, director of the Calvert Library, said to date, the foundation has received $103,000 and there are pledges that will bring that amount to $137,000.

The foundation’s CFC number for the CFC is 53532, for those wishing to donate through the program.

Non-federal employees looking to donate can use PayPal through the foundation’s website at www.calvertlibraryfoundation.com.