Funds

On behalf of everyone here at the Library and Foundation, thank you so much for giving to the Library! To learn more about sponsorships or to donate to the Library, contact Deborah Liptak, Development Director, at 330-740-6086 or dliptak@libraryvisit.org.


Library Foundation Adds Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund with $75,000 Donation in Memory by Family

Photo of donation by Bacon family to create the Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund. In the photo are: Dr. David Ritchie, Aimee Fifarek, James Bacon, and Deborah Liptak.

CAROL A. BACON FUND FOR LITERARY SOCIETY was established at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County thanks to a $75,000 memorial donation by her husband James Bacon and family. Pictured in photo are: (from left) Dr. David Ritchie, Library Trustee President; Aimee Fifarek, Library Executive Director; James Bacon; and Deborah Liptak, Library Development Director.

James Bacon

CHILDREN’S AREA DESIGNATED — James Bacon stands beside wording in the Austintown Library designating its children’s area in memory of his wife, Carol A. Bacon.

(June 26, 2018) The Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund has been created in the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s (PLYMC) Foundation. The fund was created with a $75,000 donation made in Mrs. Bacon’s memory by her husband, James Bacon, and her family.

“Carol A. Bacon was a founding member of the Literary Society and a supporting member each year for the Society’s author event,” said Deborah Liptak, Library Development Director. “Carol was a long-time Library patron and avid reader. She supported literacy and the library. Carol and James Bacon have contributed to many PLYMC Capital Campaigns.”

In addition, James Bacon and Family donated $25,000 in memory of Carol A. Bacon to sponsor the Children’s Area in the Austintown Library. 06-26-2018


Edward W. Powers donation to teen programmingThe Board of Trustees Honors the Edward W. Powers Charitable Fund

(September 2014) The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County honors the Edward W. Powers Charitable Fund for a generous donation in his memory of $48,000 for teen programming.

With this, the Library Foundation has established theEdward W. Powers Teen Program Fund. read more »


Martha Muransky photoThe Library Foundation establishes the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund

At their December meeting, the Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, approved establishing the Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund, named in honor of Martha Muransky (1923 – 2013).

The fund was started with $13,035 donated in memory after Mrs. Muransky’s passing in April and will be used to support Children’s Summer Reading and children’s literacy programs. read more »