We are pleased to announce that the MutualOne Charitable Foundation of Framingham has pledged $50,000 towards the project to build the new McAuliffe Branch Library in Nobscot. This Foundation was established in 1998 by the Framingham Co-operative Bank, now MutualOne Bank, to primarily support charitable, educational, and civic purposes within the greater Framingham area.
This pledge pushes the Framingham Public Library Foundation’s fundraising total for the project to more than $370,000, over halfway to the target of $600,000.
Library trustees will be asking a Special Town Meeting for $3.8 million on May 1 to fund the town’s share of the project. The Foundation’s fundraising dollars will be used to reduce the town contribution. Last year, Framingham was awarded a state grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners of $4.2 million for the project.