In an effort to strengthen and grow the Mae Beatrice Broadbent Fund, the Burlington Public Library Board is pleased to announce it has transferred the management of the Fund to the Burlington Community Foundation (BCF).

“It was the express wish of Miss Broadbent, a lifelong resident of Aldershot and long-time library customer, for readers to be able to enjoy a good book, no matter how well they can see,” says Maureen Barry, CEO, Burlington Public Library. “Now, under BCF administration, library members can enjoy an enhanced large print collection made possible through Miss Broadbent’s generosity.”

In 2007 and 2010, the Library received generous bequests from the Broadbent estate totalling $98,850 as a permanent endowment from which annual contributions support the purchase of large print books. With interest earned on the bequest since that time, BCF received $112,226.83 for the endowment fund. 

“It is an honour for our Foundation to manage this Fund and bring the pleasure of reading to more Burlingtonians,” says Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO, Burlington Community Foundation. “We look forward to building on this beautiful legacy for many years to come.” 

About Burlington Public Library:

Burlington Public Library is a tax-supported registered charitable organization with seven branches citywide. The Library belongs to everyone in the community. Every person, regardless of their differences, has access to a vast array of resources and services within a safe and welcoming environment. It is a popular local gathering place and a portal to the global community through the Internet. 

About the Burlington Community Foundation:

Established in 1999 as a centre for philanthropy, Burlington Community Foundation collaborates with donors to build endowments, give grants and connect leadership to address our community’s most pressing needs. The Foundation is a 360 degree grantor, with over 76 endowment funds and $10 million in endowed assets, we have distributed $3.18 million since our inception.                                                                              

Find out more about the Mae Beatrice Broadbent Fund here. 

Burlington Community Foundation builds on a beautiful legacy – Burlington Post 

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