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July 30, 2013

Donor leaves $258G bequest to local library

— A recent gift to the Cambria County Library will help support services for years to come.

The Cambria County Library Fund, a designated fund maintained by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, recently received a $258,000 bequest from an anonymous donor.

The gift had been written into the donor’s will and was one of two gifts that were made within Cambria County.

“More and more people in our community are seeing the value of leaving a legacy to support what they care about, such as the Cambria County Library,” said Mike Kane, president of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

“The goal of the Community Foundation is to work with them to see that after their families’ needs are met, that they can still have the satisfaction of knowing that what they care about in our community will continue through their generosity.”

The Cambria County Library Fund was established in 1998, and its purpose is to provide a perpetual source of income to benefit the library and help meet the educational and recreational needs of people of all ages.

“We are delighted to receive this extraordinary gift and honored to know that the library was one of only two benefactors,” said Alan Metzler, the library board president.

Through a bequest, an individual can plan to continue impacting lives and programs in the region, the foundation said.

 

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