FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes $10,000 to Cuyahoga County Public Library Capital Campaign
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2015 -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Beyond Bricks & Books capital campaign, which will be used to fund the building or renovation of 18 library branches throughout Cuyahoga County.
The $110 million, multi-year campaign is about 97 percent funded, and represents the Cuyahoga County Public Library's first capital campaign since it was founded in 1922. The Cuyahoga County Public Library serves 47 communities with 27 branches as well as a strong online presence.
"Libraries are transforming to deliver services directly to our residents that result in better educated citizens and more economically viable communities," said Sari Feldman, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. "We appreciate donors like the FirstEnergy Foundation and their willingness to invest in improving the quality of life in Cuyahoga County."
"Libraries are key cornerstones in the communities FirstEnergy serves," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. "The Cuyahoga County Public Library has demonstrated tremendous leadership in adapting to the new ways people consume information, and we're proud to help support this vital resource."
The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.
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