Supporting Literacy in Solano County

Supporting Literacy in Solano County

Welcome, library supporter!

The mission of the Solano County Library Foundation is to support the programs of the Solano County Library and the literacy and lifelong learning needs of the community it serves. Since its establishment in December 1994, the Foundation has raised more than 4 million dollars.

Solano County Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID # 68-0342423.

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Women's History Month Luncheon is sold out!

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Our 12th anniversary celebration honoring Solano County women who make a positive difference in our communities is sold out.

This year's theme is Honoring Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. All proceeds support programs and books about women for the Solano County Library and the  Solano County Library Foundation. 

 

The event takes place on March 15 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City.


Contact us to be placed on the waiting list!

solanolibraryfoundation@gmail.com or 707-421-8075

 

Women's History Luncheon: Speakers and Honorary Chair

2019 Woman of the Year

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In 2017, Pati Navalta created the Robby Poblete Foundation in honor of her son, Robby, who was killed by gun violence in Vallejo in 2014. The nonprofit’s mission is to reduce gun violence through its gun buyback program, and transform the weapons into instruments of hope and opportunity through its art and vocational programs. In just under two years, the foundation has succeeded in getting nearly 1,000 firearms out of circulation, launched its Art of Peace program, which transforms the guns into art, in five cities, and has distributed more than $20,000 in apprenticeship scholarships to people from at-risk and high-risk populations.

2019 Honorary Chair

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Julie Hilt, Executive Director of Solano County Bar Association and Owner of Alternative Restorative Communities (ARC)

Speaker

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Midsi Sanchez is founder of The Midsi Sanchez Foundation and a Solano County advocate who works to bring home abducted children and provides support for families.

Poet

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Suzanne Bruce is a poet and author of Voices beyond the Canvas (2007) & Her Visions Her Voices (2015)

Solano County Library Foundation Names Women of the Year

Pati Navalta, author and anti-gun violence advocate is the 2019 Women of the Year

In 2017, Navalta created the Robby Poblete Foundation in honor of her son, Robby, who was killed by gun violence in Vallejo in 2014. The nonprofit’s mission is to reduce gun violence through its gun buyback program, and transform the weapons into instruments of hope and opportunity through its art and vocational programs. In just under two years, the foundation has succeeded in getting nearly 1,000 firearms out of circulation, launched its Art of Peace program, which transforms the guns into art, in five cities, and has distributed more than $20,000 in apprenticeship scholarships to people from at-risk and high-risk populations. 



We ReachEd Our Matching Grant Goal!

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Thanks to all of you who generously donated to help us reach our goal.

 Your donations during this matching grant period and throughout the year help us to continue to support literacy activities in Solano County.

Foundation receives Check from Fenton's Creamery

Frances McCullough, President of the Solano County Library Foundation Board, received a check from Fenton's Creamery for proceeds of their "Sundae of the Month" feature in May 2018.  The Board is grateful to Fenton's for their donation.

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Help Support Literacy

Help us build and strengthen these programs  that support literacy in Solano County:

  • Reach out and Read
  • Tutor.com
  • Adult Literacy


Solano County Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID # 68-0342423.

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