UPDATE: We have raised over 70 percent of the funds so far.
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library is excited to support a $500,000 capital campaign for the Scottsdale Heritage Connection.
This permanent exhibition, slated to open in spring 2019, will incorporate 2,000 square feet inside the Civic Center Library as well as periodic exhibits of local history highlights in each of the other Scottsdale Library branches. It will include:
- Over 10,000 photographs and images of Scottsdale, its buildings, events and residents
- Nearly 300 audio and video interviews with Scottsdale residents highlighting the City’s rich history
- Over 400 books, phone directories, media and high school yearbooks specific to the Scottsdale area
- Local newspaper clippings from as early as the 1950s
The space will include computers to access the online collection and to watch and listen to recordings, a quiet research area to view historical records, display cases with local artifacts and an area to host lectures and community meetings related to local history topics.
You can view renderings for the final SHC space below, or view the walk-through video here.
Donations in any amount are welcome; no amount is too small. There are also five major levels of donations for this campaign. All donations are tax-deductible and any donation of $5,000 or more will receive public recognition in the final design.
If you’d like to donate to this campaign, you can either:
- Fill out our donation pamphlet and mail in with a check to:
PO Box 71
Scottsdale, Arizona 85252
- Donate online using the PayPal button below
The Friends would like to make a special thank you to the City of Scottsdale for including the Scottsdale Heritage Connection in its 2018-19 budget.
Platinum Donors: $100,000+
Gold Donors: $50,000 – $99,999
Silver Donors: $15,000 – $49,999
Douglas Sydnor Architect and Associates, Inc.
Bronze Donors: $5,000 – $14,999
Becker Family Foundation
Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library
Teresa Kim Hayes-Quale
John & Gail Hull
Christine & Rick Kovach
Silverman Family Foundation
Copper Donors: $1,000 – $4,999
The Charro Foundation
Carol & Don Damaso
Dr. & Mrs. Jamie Kapner
Kiwanis Club of Scottsdale McCormick
Donald & Barbara Prior
Rose Law Firm
Jim & Nancy Schamadan
Carol & Randy Schilling
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Barbra & Frank Arnold
John & Kathryn Bamberl
Russ & Elisa Brancati
Bonnie & Stephen Crosby
Dr. Arthur & Mary Decabooter
Mark & Linda Eberle
Beckie Gallivan Butler
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
James & Theresa Keeley
Paul & Karen Knouse
Mary Beth McCullagh
Loren & Lois McFarland
David Ortega & Rosemary Gannon
George & Gerry Ramsay
John & P.H. Schwantes
Robert & Vicki Smith
Barry & Liz Solomon
Vernon & Lucille Swaback