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Home > Blog > June 2007 > Jimmy Rollins Goes to Bat for the Free Library, State Senator Presents $2 Million

If you haven't already heard, Phillies infielder Jimmy Rollins recently volunteered his voice as an official spokesperson for the Campaign for a New Central Library on the Parkway. This past Friday the Phillies hosted a press conference at Citizens Bank Park, and Rollins was on hand to share remarks and thank State Senator Vincent Fumo for being instrumental in securing an additional $2 million in state funds for the Central Library Expansion Project .

This $2 million announcement comes on the heels of a $15 million challenge grant from an anonymous donor received in April. Private gifts made through April of 2008 will be eligible for matching up to a total of $15 million, which will bring the campaign $30 million closer to its goal. These donations will help make the New Central Library a reality, enabling increased public access to the Library’s extensive collections as well as a multitude of important new services. If you’d like to make a donation to help us meet this donor’s challenge, please call the Development Office at 215-567-7710 and specify that you’d like to make a donation to the Campaign for a New Central Library on the Parkway.

Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins
(Left to right) Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Fumo, Phillies infielder Jimmy Rollins, FLP board member Ron Wilson, FLP Foundation CEO Linda Johnson, and FLP board member Jerry Clothier
(Left to right) Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Fumo, Phillies infielder Jimmy Rollins, FLP board member Ron Wilson, FLP Foundation CEO Linda Johnson, and FLP board member Jerry Clothier
Linda Johnson presents Jimmy Rollins with an autographed copy of Shades of Glory and a Philadelphia Book Festival tote full of FLP effects.
Linda Johnson presents Jimmy Rollins with an autographed copy of Shades of Glory and a Philadelphia Book Festival tote full of FLP effects.
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