Fairfax Library Foundation Newsletter - July 2018

Schools and Libraries

July 3, 2018

From: Fairfax County Public Library

Chocolate Lovers Festival Awards FLF with $2,000 Grant for Ready to Read

The 2018 Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee doubled FLF's grant request by awarding $2,000 towards the purchase of picture books for the Ready to Read program. We are so grateful to the Committee for their support of FCPL by enabling us to purchase 400-500 books for the program, ensuring that every child participant is ready to read by the time they enter elementary school.

Welcome the 2018-2019 Board of Directors

As the Foundation kicks off its 25th Anniversary, we are proud to announce our Board of Directors Executive Committee for 2018-2019:

Board Chair - Patricia A. Reed, Reed Strategies
Vice Chair - Matthew Evans, Access National Bank
Treasurer - Mike Cullen, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Secretary - Tejas Patel, Boy Scouts of America

And a very happy welcome to our newest Board members:

George Croft, Good360 (retired)
Kay De Marco, Arlington Public Schools (retired)
Jennifer Disano, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at GMU
Puneet Goel, IBM Corporation
Janer Kerr-Tener, Hattie M. Strong Foundation

Thank you to all of our Board for your hard work and commitment to the Fairfax Library Foundation! See all of our Directors on our website.

Welcome Our New Director of Development

The Foundation welcomed Cheryl Ann Lee in May 2018 as our new director of development. Cheryl comes to us from District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) where she was on the School Partnerships team. Prior to DCPS, Cheryl was a senior leader in the Advancement Department of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, a prestigious, all-girls independent school in Los Angeles. We are enthusiastic about having Cheryl join us at the Foundation and look forward to continued growth and support for the FCPL! For more information about Cheryl, click here.

Recent Grant Awards

The MAXIMUS Foundation awarded $3,000 to the Fairfax Library Foundation in support of the Ready to Read program.
"On behalf of the MAXIMUS Foundation, I am proud to provide this award to the Fairfax Library Foundation," said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman. "The Fairfax Library Foundation and its staff embody the values that the MAXIMUS Foundation strives to achieve through its grant making program -- promoting personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, augmented child and family development and community development. It is an honor to present this grant to such a deserving organization, and I thank the Fairfax Library Foundation for its commitment to enriching the lives of those it serves."

The Fairfax Library Foundation accepted a $300 grant on behalf of the Martha Washington Library for FCPL's Girls Who Code Clubs.
Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls offering a supportive network of peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Participants work with their Club on a Computer Science Impact Project where they use computer science to solve a problem relevant to the Club and community. Participants learn the fundamentals of computer science concepts including loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all computer programming languages while also building teamwork and leadership skills.