In September, the chair of the MLA Diversity Scholarship Fund, Linsday Hansen, reached out to chapter chairs inviting each chapter to join California in making a contribution to the fund. While many members of the association have generously supported the fund, it is not quite at the $50,000 level to fully support the endowment.
At the Williamsburg business meeting for the Atlantic Chapter, members voted to support the fund by:
• Committing an outright donation of $500
• Matching the individual contributions of Atlantic Chapter members up to an additional $500
If we reach our matching challenge, our total contribution from the chapter and individual members will reach at least $1,500!
If you are a staff member or librarian at a mid-Atlantic music library who is not currently a member of the chapter or if you are a current chapter member who wasn’t able to be at the business meeting, I’d like to invite you to join us now to help us reach our goal. Donating to this fund has never been easier: Simply go to the MLA Diversity Fund page, log into your account, and donate today!
The business office is collaborating with the chapter to monitor donations so that we’ll know when we’ve reached $500 for this special match. We are almost there - members who attended the conference have already contributed $275!
We hope you will consider making a gift before November 30th to join our matching donation effort, and more importantly, help us permanently endow the Diversity Scholarship Fund for the Music Library Association.