Back row: Nancy Johnsen Horton, Karen Manuel, Catherine Atkin, President, City Library Board, Mike Hartigan, City Library Board
Front row: Luzanne Engh, Mayor Marie Gilmore, Library Director Jane Chisaki, Stephanie Lipow, Eileen Bitten, President, Alameda Free Library Foundation, Eileen Savel.
Library supporters from throughout Alameda gave generously through donations large and small to make the foundation's 2,015 by 2015 campaign a huge success. Not only did the campaign raise $50,000 toward new materials for Alameda's libraries, it reached its goal early. On December 2, 2014, a check was presented to Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, Library Director Jane Chisaki, and Catherine Atkin, president of the City Library Board.
The campaign was launched in 2013 in response to city budget cuts that had dramatically reduced the dollars available to replenish books, videos, and other materials at Alameda's three libraries.