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Kronier family donates $10,000 to library endowment fund

Peter Kafka, Library Board Chair; Kim Streit; Carolyn Convey; Betty Kronier; Lorraine Palmer; Linda Chrystal; Pat Watson, Chair, Board of Directors, Richmond Community Foundation. - Richmond Public Library
Peter Kafka, Library Board Chair; Kim Streit; Carolyn Convey; Betty Kronier; Lorraine Palmer; Linda Chrystal; Pat Watson, Chair, Board of Directors, Richmond Community Foundation.
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The Richmond Public Library Endowment Fund held by the Richmond Community foundation recently received a $10,000 donation from Kronier & Sparrow Ltd. of Richmond.

“We’re very grateful for this generous and ongoing support, and look forward to growing the capital in our endowment fund for the long term benefit of all Richmond residents,” said library board chair Peter Kafka.

Thanks to the Kronier family and others, the capital contributed to the Richmond Public Library Endowment Fund held by the Richmond Community Foundation has grown to $88,967.

“The library has decided to use the 2013 investment income from the Richmond Public Library Endowment Fund—which amounts to $1,502.77—towards the purchase of modular tables and chairs that can accommodate flexible one-to-one or group learning activities. This improvement is a result of user comments made during the library’s public consultation,” said Kafka. “The Kroniers and other donors should feel proud that they are contributing in a very practical way to the many new learning opportunities the library is offering.”

Anyone interested in investing in the future of Richmond Public Library and our community by donating to the Richmond Public Library Endowment Fund held by the Richmond Community Foundation, can contact chief librarian Greg Buss at 604-231-6418 or the Richmond Community Foundation at 604-270-4483.

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