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Donate to the Author's Gala

The annual Author's Gala is the San Mateo Public Library Foundation's signature fundraising event. Coordinated by the talented volunteers of the Foundation's Literary Society, the Gala has provided nearly one million dollars of essential support to the Library in the past seven years. Save the date for next year's Gala – May 5, 2018!

On April 29th, 2017, supporters of the San Mateo Public Library gathered at the San Mateo Marriott for the yearly event. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail and hors díoeuvres reception, followed by a plated 3-course dinner. After brief remarks from Literary Society, Foundation, and Library leaders, supporters learned about our Library and this yearís outreach vehicle Fund-A-Need project. The evening concluded with a rousing presentation by award-winning author Armistead Maupin, (Tales of the City) in conversation with KQED's Rachael Myrow.

This yearís Gala raised over $100,000 to cover the basic costs of a new pop-up Library outreach vehicle that will travel to local parks, festivals, senior centers, and schools to bring learning and literacy to even more people in our community. The Foundation is deeply grateful to the eventís Co-Chairs, Host Committee, Sponsors, Attendees, and all who helped make the evening a success!

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