CENTERVILLE — Dear Editor,
The Friends of the Drake Public Library asked for sponsors and we got sponsors!
We began seeking annual corporate and personal sponsors to assist in our mission of supporting the Drake Public Library and promoting literacy on Sept. 26, 2012 and the response has been outstanding and very generous.
As of Jan. 31, 2013 we have 46 sponsors. Sponsorship levels are as follows: PLATINUM-$500 and over, GOLD-$200-$499, SILVER-$100-$199, BRONZE-$25-$99.
We are a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) (3) designation allowing donations to be tax deductible within the law. We have sponsors in Iowa living in Centerville, Mystic, Unionville, Moravia, Plano, Corydon and Iowa City and we have sponsors with Centerville connections now living in Missouri, Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada and Wisconsin. A list of our sponsors is displayed at the Drake Public Library. Sponsors are separate from members of the Friends of the Drake Public Library. Anyone can be a member or a sponsor. Annual membership dues are payable each January and are only $10 for families and $5 for individuals. In 2012 we had 244 individual and family memberships. We have 96 new and renewed memberships for 2013 as of Jan. 31 and we would like that figure to reach 300.
President of the Friends of the Drake Public Library