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The Bob Edwards Award

The Calgary Public Library Foundation

The Calgary Public Library Foundation’s sole purpose is to ensure through fundraising that the citizens of Calgary have the best public library in the world. Our promise is simple but powerful: treat our donors well, respect donated funds and innovate fundraising practices.

Strategic Directions

Enable Discovery
  • Elevate the cause of the Calgary Public Library in the hearts and minds of Calgarians
  • Build a distinct and effective Foundation brand
Enable Investment
  • Enlarge the donor base and become a foundation of choice for giving in Calgary
  • Leverage the assets of the Library and Foundation to increase giving
  • Build partnerships for the net benefit of the Library, the Foundation, the Donor Organization and most importantly the citizens of Calgary
Enable Leadership
  • Be a leader for change in Library fundraising in Calgary and beyond
  • Maintain an active and engaged Board dedicated to the mission
  • Share our practices for the benefit of non-profits everywhere
  • Benchmark all our activities quarterly for fast analysis and opportunities to pivot