Donor of the Year
Donor of the Year 2012 - Jack Woolf
Advocate of the Year 2012 - Dan Dunklee
(January 17, 2013) - Jack Woolf was honored at the Fresno State Madden Library’s 13th Annual Donor Recognition Reception, Friday, January 18 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the library’s second floor. The event will start with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m., followed by the donor recognition ceremony at 8 p.m.
“We are so pleased to honor Mr. Woolf for his long history of support of the Madden Library,” said Peter McDonald, Dean of Library Services. “His contributions to this institution will have a lasting impact on the preservation of our region’s history.”
McDonald points to Woolf’s work as a founding member of the Madden Library’s Central Valley Political Archive. Established in 2000, the archive is a resource for researchers that serve to preserve the legacy of legislators from the Central Valley.
Woolf played an instrumental role in obtaining the Giffen, Inc. papers for the library’s Special Collections Research Center. These records detail the operations of Russell Giffen, who oversaw one of the largest farming operations in the Westlands Water District.
An early supporter of the library’s Waterways Project, Woolf, along with other regional agriculture and water policy leaders, was interviewed for the project’s oral history collection. Last year Woolf and his family made one of the first major gifts to support the project.
Dan Dunklee will also be honored at the event as the library’s 2012 Advocate of the Year. Dunklee served on the library’s Arne Nixon Center Advocates Board since 2009.
Last year Dunklee initiated the Central Valley Young Writer’s Prize “Wild About Books! Writing and Illustration Contest,” co-sponsored by the Arne Nixon Center, KGPE, and others. More than 70 students in grades 3-12 participated in the contest. The contest concluded with a ceremony attended by over 170 people, during which $1,350 in prize money, donated by Dunklee, was awarded to the students.
For more information please contact Sharon Ramirez in the Madden Library Development Office at 559.278.5790 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.