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SUPPORTING THE MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WEST PALM BEACH

West Palm Beach Library Foundation

RESPOND BY AUG. 21
We recently announced the cancellation of our 2020 Food For Thought fundraiser, along  with our tentative date for next year, presently scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021.  Our 2020 supporters were presented the below options for event funds that were received. *As a reminder, please respond with your selection by Friday, August 21, 2020.  After that date, all remaining funds for 2020 Food for Thought ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated to the Foundation.  

*Donation of funds presented to Library Foundation for library programs, services and resources
*Credit of funds to be used for the 2021 Food For Thought event
*Full refund of funds


Please send your response as soon as possible to: 
Nickie Hennevelt
Director of Administration and Finance
Phone:  561-868-7715
Email:  NHennevelt@WPBCityLibrary.org

The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, obtains resources through individual donations, corporations, naming opportunities,
events and grants. Funds do not offset taxpayer support. Our taxpayer identification number is #65-1068311. A copy of the official
registration (CH15454) and financial information may be obtained by the division of consumer services by calling toll free 800-435-7352
within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

July 14, 2020


We hope you have been safe and healthy this season.  As you might know, we had hoped to postpone Food for Thought 2020 for November, so we could enjoy another wonderful evening of great conversation with you and our terrific lineup of table hosts.  However, after consulting with our event chairs and committee members, it has become clear that for the safety of everyone we must cancel this year’s event.  We are looking ahead however, with Food For Thought 2021 tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021. 

As a valued supporter of the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, we want to ensure you that you will not be obligated to fulfill your 2020 event commitment.  For your consideration, below are options for your event funds:  


*Donation of funds presented to Library Foundation for library programs, services and resources
*Credit of funds to be used for the 2021 Food For Thought event
*Full refund of funds

As a reminder, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach continues to operate even though its doors are closed and provide critical community services online with virtual programs including art, fitness, technology, job help, storytimes, tutoring and more.  The numbers have shown that the library is more important than ever, offering education, entertainment, engagement and inspiration to our community members.  Library services will also be an essential part of robust recovery and your support of the Foundation will ensure that can continue to enrich and strengthen our diverse community.   

Please review your options and reply to our Foundation contact via email or phone to inform us of your wishes.*

Nickie Hennevelt, Director of Administration and Finance

Phone:  561-868-7715 Email: NHennevelt@WPBCityLibrary.org

*Please let us know by Friday, August 21, 2020.  After that date, all remaining funds for 2020 Food for Thought ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated to the Foundation.  

We look forward to being able to host this unique and thought-provoking event again next year.  Until we can see each other again in person, we hope that you continue to have stimulating conversations at home with your loved ones.  

Sincerely,
Dianne Bernstein
2020 Food For Thought Event Co-Chair

Lesley S. Hogan
2020 Food For Thought Event Co-Chair