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Major Giving - The 1888 Society

You're invited to become a Founding Member of the 1888 Society. Every donor who pledges $1,888 or more by August 25, 2017, will be honored on a permanent wall in the Main Library’s beautiful, new atrium. This wall is designed as an artistic, contemporary bookshelf, with your name as the title of a book (with its own call number).

We hope you will join other community leaders in contributing to DML’s critical work with our community’s children, families and organizations. You can download a pledge card online, join online, or call our Foundation offices at 937.496.8516 to learn more about how you can be involved.

Join as a Founding Member1888The 1888 Society Benefits:

  • $1,888-$3,499: All 1888 Society members who pledge by August 25, 2017 will be included on our permanent donor wall in the New Main Library.

  • $3,500-$4,999: Members who invest at this level receive invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and special events.

  • $5,000 -$9,999: Community Rooms will be the heart of our Branches. All members at this level will be recognized on signage in every Community Room across the county.

  • For donations at the $10,000 level and up, please learn more about our Naming Right Opportunites here.

 Gifts at any level are gratefully accepted and will support the Foundation's strategic initiatives. To make your donation, visit us online or contact Megan Cooper by email or at 937.496.8516.

What’s in a Name?

In January 1888, the first Dayton public library building was dedicated in Cooper Park. Since then, the Library has steadily expanded facilities and services across Montgomery County, serving millions of patrons each year and providing unlimited access to knowledge, resources, and experiences for people of every age and background. With your help as part of The 1888 Society, the entire Dayton Metro Library system will excel, providing transformative services for residents of all ages. You are invited to join The 1888 Society today!

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