Realize: Our Power, Our Potential

As our community grows and changes, so too must the Library. Today, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations proudly remain places of learning and equal opportunity.

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In response to our community's needs we have set a course to transform library services and help shape the region's future in three key areas: education, workforce and economic development and neighborhood vitality.

In January of 2015, we launched Realize: Our Power, Our Potential, a multi-phased major gifts initiative designed to strengthen the Library and ensure its long-term financial health for current and future generations. With your help, the Library has raised more than $19.1 million as of June 30, 2018 towards our $20 million goal for Phase 1 of Realize. 

More is yet to be accomplished as the exciting future for our community and the Library continues to unfold. We thank our many supporters who have contributed thus far to Phase 1 of Realize: Our Power, Our Potential. Your gifts are helping:

  • Care for daily operations through your annual donation;
  • Transform the Library with a special gift for enhanced programs and services, facility improvements and innovation in our three priority areas of education, workforce and economic development and community vitality; and
  • Sustain Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for future generations with a contribution to the endowment or through a planned gift.

Together, we can realize the potential for individuals, our library and our entire community. Contact Renée Pekor, Manager of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, pekorr@carnegielibrary.org or 412.622.6276 to find out how you can help people learn, grown and transform their lives.

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