Lab Girl Author Delighted Audiences at 2017 Library Fundraiser
The Omaha Public Library Foundation welcomed New York Times bestselling author Hope Jahren to Omaha on September 19, 2017, for its annual fundraiser.
Presented by the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation, the event was held at the Institute for the Culinary Arts on the Metro Community College Fort Omaha Campus. Dianne Seeman Lozier served as honorary chair.
The evening also featured the presentation of the library foundation’s inaugural Barbara Bock-Mavis Leadership Award. The award’s first recipient is also its namesake: Barbara Bock-Mavis.
Bock-Mavis had long advocated starting a library foundation and offered to serve as the library foundation’s first director, a volunteer and unpaid post she held for eight years beginning in 1985.
Eileen Wirth, a founding member of the Omaha Public Library Foundation and a member of its advisory council, presented the award.
Event proceeds, which totaled just over $62,000, benefited Omaha Public Library programs and services in 2017. The following evening, Jahren spoke to area high school and college students, and educators, at Central High School.
Since 1985, the Omaha Public Library Foundation has raised funds and advocated for Omaha Public Library. To learn more about future events, contact the Omaha Public Library Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 444-4589.
Thank you to our generous event sponsors
Claire M. Hubbard Foundation
Allan and Dianne Lozier
Amy Haddad and Steve Martin
Mike and Susan Lebens
Mike and Dana Meyer
First National Bank
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Mutual of Omaha
Paul and Annette Smith
RDG Planning and Design
Scott and Julie Cobb
Security National Bank