Educational Institutions

SAFETY HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

20/20 Vision - Let's Build a Story

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Safety Harbor, FL

Mission

Mission:
To foster the growth and development of the Safety Harbor Public Library, ensuring its future as an indispensable community resource.

Vision:
To ensure the Library continues as a center for educational and cultural enrichment through advocacy and funding support.

Ruling Year

2006

Treasurer

Denise Murphy

President

Debbie White

Main Address

101 2ND St N

Safety Harbor, FL 34695 USA

Keywords

Safety Harbor Library Foundation

EIN

30-0368416

 Number

2067110687

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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The Safety Harbor Library Foundation raises funds to support the library. The current capital campaign is 20/20 Vision - Let's Build a Story. As the Library continues to attract high numbers of library visitors, organizations, and businesses due to its enlightening educational programs, vast resources, and convenient meeting areas, it's no surprise the library's space cannot keep up with demand. Campaign Mission: The building of a second floor, state-of-the-art community room will provide additional resources to learn and grow, connecting our community. The Foundation supports and recommends the construction to allow the library to further serve its members with expanded library programs and events, along with increased opportunities for additional meetings to benefit the community's educational, social, and business needs.

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The Safety Harbor Library Foundation began a five year capital campaign, 20/20 - Let's Build a Story, to support the Safety Harbor Public Library in the efforts to construct a state of the art second story meeting room in 2021.

Building Community Partnerships for Community Enrichment: The Foundation believes strongly in community, corporate, and individual partnerships. This year, the Foundation sponsored jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin in January 2017 and the One Book, One Community read of the novel Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain, culminating in a signing and discussion with the author at the Safety Harbor Spa in January 2018. The 2nd Annual Casino Night was also an enjoyable event. The Foundation's gifts the library were well received by library patrons and residents, and provided an opportunity to highlight the Foundation's purpose.

Advocacy: The Foundation partners with the library to build greater awareness and visibility in the community. Members attend community events, City Commission meetings, library programs, and City events. The Foundation continues to build and expand its partnerships with Safety Harbor businesses and the Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library.

Fundraising:
Working to meet its mission, this year the Foundation was a benefactor from City Seafood and Wine Festivals and a designated 3rd Friday recipient. Other events included the 2nd Annual Flamingo Artist Fundraiser, The Players of Safety Harbor Production, Melons for Moolah, 2nd Annual Casino Night, Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary's, Baranoff Tree Seedling Fundraiser, Folk n' Fruit Festival, and An Evening with Author Paula McLain.

20/20 Capital Campaign:
In 2015, the Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Library and the Safety Harbor Library Advisory Committee, kicked off the 20/20 Capital Campaign - Let's Build a Story to enhance the building of a second floor, state-of-the-art community room providing additional resources to learn and grow, connecting our community. The SHPLF supports the construction to further serve its members with expanded library programs and events, along with increased opportunities for additional meeting space to benefit the community. Our 20/20 Vision Capital Campaign will continue to raise funds to for technology, furniture, and extras for a proposed second story meeting facility with construction beginning in 2021. To date, $117,747.95 been raised with a goal of $500,000.

STRATEGIES:
• 20/20 Build a Story Campaign – Grassroots Fundraising Campaign utilizing a variety of tactics to raise funding to furnish expanded library second floor meeting room to allow additional community and library programming.

• Sponsorship communications and membership drives to acquire support. This includes the annual Foundation membership mailing and social media campaign, which through the initiative efforts in 2016 resulted in a increase of 49 members.

• Various events or program involvement in Foundation, City or Chamber events to build awareness, provide cultural enrichment or educational opportunities and recruit funding. Past Foundation events included: the Chair Chair-ity and Mosaic Fundraisers, Flamingo Fundraiser, Key Lime Pie Fiesta, and annual Arts & Culture Lecture Series.

• Partnerships with the City of Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library, for a united campaign and fundraising effort to support new and existing library programs.

• Past support for the 2009 library renovation which added 9.300 sq. feet, expanded public meeting room areas, added a teen area, upgraded Internet access and technological enhancements all making the library state of the art.

The Safety Harbor Library Foundation Board is committed to their 20/20 Vision - Let's Build a Story Capital Campaign. To kick off the campaign in 2016, the Board appeared before the City Commission to appeal for their support. Hat and t-shirt sales began to promote awareness. Their Key Lime Pie Fiesta, in April 2016, kicked off the fundraising process. Additional fundraisers have been held since kickoff. The Foundation will reach out to community members and business for their support. Additional information can be found: www.Library2020.org.

20/20 Capital Campaign:
In 2015, the Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Library and the Safety Harbor Library Advisory Committee, kicked off the 20/20 Capital Campaign - Let's Build a Story to enhance the building of a second floor, state-of-the-art community room providing additional resources to learn and grow, connecting our community. The SHPLF supports the construction to further serve its members with expanded library programs and events, along with increased opportunities for additional meeting space to benefit the community. Our 20/20 Vision Capital Campaign will continue to raise funds to for technology, furniture, and extras for a proposed second story meeting facility with construction beginning in 2021. To date, $117,747.95 been raised with a goal of $500,000.

Progress will be measured in monetary donations and community awareness for support of the construction of a second story meeting facility and noted on the Foundation website: www.SafetyHarborLibraryFoundation.org. Every month the Campaign Committee meets to strategize fundraising events and deliverables to discuss plans and if goals are being met.

To date, capital campaign letters, brochures, hats, and marketing materials have been created. Community awareness of the campaign is growing and in the early stages. Three large donations have been made with plans to approach other community businesses who may be interested in supporting the Foundation mission. Since this is a five year campaign, board members can not get complacent and continue to maintain community support and awareness. We need to go beyond our City boundaries and approach other businesses in the area. We are part of a larger community and must be aware of this potential support.

Fundraising:
Working to meet its mission, this year the Foundation was a benefactor from City Seafood and Wine Festivals and a designated 3rd Friday recipient. Other events included the 2nd Annual Flamingo Artist Fundraiser, The Players of Safety Harbor Production, Melons for Moolah, 2nd Annual Casino Night, Charity Bingo at Hamburger Mary's, Baranoff Tree Seedling Fundraiser, Folk n' Fruit Festival, and An Evening with Author Paula McLain.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes