Biblio Bash Raises Record-Breaking $837,807 in Support of the Library
BACK IN GRAND STYLE!
After a three-year hiatus, Toronto philanthropists, business leaders, city builders and library lovers came together in the Toronto Reference Library for Biblio Bash, presented by TD Bank Group, all in support of the world’s busiest public library system – Toronto Public Library (TPL). Attended by 38 notable authors and 420 guests, the sold-out black-tie gala raised significant funds to support one of TPL’s most vital programs – Internet Connectivity Kits.
Tyrone Edwards from CTV’s ETALK did an exceptional job hosting the event, which kicked off with a powerful spoken word performance written for the occasion by Ontario’s Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei.
FROM THE CHAIR OF BIBLIO BASH
Biblio Bash Chair, Victoria Webster, welcomed guests and commented in her gala remarks that, “This evening is about connecting to each other, to friends and family, to the wider world and to those in need. Toronto Public Library does this in a hundred ways every day, and as I look out at all of you who have joined us here this evening, I see one of the strongest philanthropic communities in the city. I know that the TPL Foundation is in very good hands.”
To learn how you can support Toronto Public Library, please contact the TPL Foundation office at 416-393-7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VICTORIA WEBSTER, CHAIR
Colette van den Thillart
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April 29, 2018: A Glamorous Black-Tie Soirée and Fundraiser in Support of Toronto Youth
April 30, 2018: Celebrating Biblio Bash 2018
April 2018: Toronto Public Library’s Biblio Bash Raises $700,000 in support of youth programs
April 24, 2019: Biblio Bash gala raises funds for new Bookmobile
May 27, 2019: Biblio Bash in support of Toronto Public Library Foundation
May 2018: 10 Best Ideas of the Week – Biblio Bash
June 20, 2018: The glam bash raised over $700k to support youth empowerment programs