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New Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library receives $10 million gift from Tepper Foundations


CHARLOTTE - Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is pleased to announce a generous investment of $10 million to The CommonSpark campaign from both The Tepper Foundation and the David and Nicole Tepper Foundation.

"We are excited about being involved in the Library project, which is an investment in opportunity and access for all," said David Tepper.

The new Main Library will be a destination for Mecklenburg County and beyond, a hub of dynamic programming for the Library system and an anchor of uptown's Seventh and Tryon redevelopment.

"The Teppers recognize Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's impact in the region, and the power of our mission to improve lives and build a stronger community," said Jenni Gaisbauer, executive director of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.

The new Main Library building will transform the city, becoming a marquee destination that is constantly evolving and technology-infused, that is comfortable yet high-energy, and that welcomes residents and visitors alike.

The new Library's program priorities include strengthening public engagement, supporting inclusive economic opportunity, and connecting community resources as well as creating equitable spaces that encourage collaboration and innovation.

With this gift Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation will have raised $115 million toward The CommonSpark campaign, a public-private partnership to infuse $143 million into improving lives and building a stronger community through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system.

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