Weymouth Libraries Foundation Celebrates the Spirit of Community on Giving Tuesday

Weymouth Libraries Foundation Celebrates the Spirit of Community on Giving Tuesday



*Local nonprofit honors major donors and invites philanthropists to invest in the future of Weymouth's public libraries.*

*WEYMOUTH, MA / ACCESSWIRE / November 28, 2023 /* On this Giving Tuesday, the Weymouth Libraries Foundation (WLF) proudly joins the global movement, reaffirming its commitment to transforming the town's local libraries into vibrant community hubs. Founded on the belief that libraries celebrate and sustain the growth of community, collaboration, and culture through traditions of reading, learning, and sharing, WLF continues to evolve and make significant strides since its inception in 2021. With a growing donation base, the addition of dedicated board members, and innovative initiatives on the horizon, WLF is poised to make a lasting impact on Weymouth's community for generations.

"The libraries represent our most significant investment in defining the next chapter of Weymouth's history," said Matt Tallon, President of Weymouth Libraries Foundation. "They cater to people of all ages and backgrounds, offering dynamic services that make a difference. Since the completion of Tufts Library's rebuild in late 2020, it has transformed into an important regional asset. The WLF is committed to enhancing the ongoing positive impact on our community by providing endowed resources that will shape our future."

*Momentum: Building a Stronger Future*

In the last year, WLF has experienced notable growth, witnessing a significant year-over-year increase in major donations, emphasizing the community's faith in its mission. The organization also launched its Foundational 400 campaign on the heels of Weymouth's 400th anniversary in 2022, which continues to serve as an opportunity for local families to invest in Weymouth's next chapter while recognizing the town's legacy. This growth has enabled WLF to expand its reach and begin developing more concrete plans to foster new programs designed for the Tufts and Fogg Libraries.

Moreover, WLF has welcomed new esteemed board members in 2023, including Directors: Kerry Hynes of South Shore Bank, Erin O'Brien of UMASS Boston, Nina Pfister of MAG PR, and community advocate & donor Julie Hackett, whose passion and dedication have already begun to shape the foundation's impactful journey.

*Honoring Julie Hackett: A Beacon of Compassion*

Julie Hackett, a native of South Weymouth and a retired professional, has become an integral part of Weymouth's community fabric. Her participation as an active board member and sizable donation to WLF exemplify the spirit of generosity and dedication, inspiring others to actively engage in community service. Julie's involvement in the South Shore Food Bank and Weymouth Food Pantry, and her commitment to nurturing young readers at the Tufts Library, exemplify her profound impact.

Reflecting on her childhood experiences as a Weymouth resident, Hackett shared, "The library has always been one of my favorite places to visit, and I wanted to make today's Weymouth libraries a favorite place for others." WLF aims to honor Hackett and her family with a dedication of the Jack and Pat Hackett Children's Program Room.

*Vision for What's Next: Transparent Commitment*

WLF is committed to transparency. The first tangible initiative on the nonprofit's horizon involves financing innovative programs that directly align with Weymouth Public Libraries FY2024 Action Plan. As part of this commitment, donations will be used to fund educational and community-building initiatives, ensuring a positive impact on our libraries and the community they serve.

This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to join us in empowering the future of our libraries. Your support will enable us to continue fostering a love for reading, learning, and community engagement. To make your tax deductible donation today, visit our website and/or email Matt Tallon at weymouthlibrariesfoundation@gmail.com to schedule a meet-and-greet.


*About Weymouth Libraries Foundation*

Weymouth Libraries Foundation is a 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing literacy, education, and community engagement in the town of Weymouth, MA. Through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and community support, the foundation strives to transform libraries into inclusive spaces that empower individuals of all ages to explore, learn, and grow. Learn more on our website at www.weymouthlibrariesfoundation.org.

*Media Contact: *Nina Pfister, Board Member, Weymouth Libraries Foundation; E: weymouthlibrariesfoundation@gmail.com; T: 781-929-5620

*SOURCE:* Weymouth Libraries Foundation
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