A sold out crowd of 600 guests. A heartfelt testimony by James Patterson on the value of reading to children. An inspirational challenge from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. A generous response from our guests. All these added up to our most successful Annual Author Luncheon ever!

Thanks to our 27 generous sponsors, 32 wonderful patrons, dozens of ticket buyers and the 250 people who made gifts and pledges at the luncheon, the Library Foundation will make a generous contribution of new digital resources to our libraries, fund Foundation operations for the next year and build our Sustainability Endowment. The final tally of expenses is underway – and complete results will be reported to you next month. Hats off to Shannon Staub, Luncheon Chair, and her committee for a memorable event!

We were honored to have been able to sponsor a table at this amazing event! To see photos from this event visit: Library Foundation Luncheon news article by Sarasota Magazine.