Giving is a personal decision. Take the time to read the profiles below to see if it is the right decision for you.
"I’ve always loved books. When I was a young girl, I would visit the Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh’s main branch in Oakland. Books represented the world to me. I went on to
earn my undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University, not far from that branch.
My grandparents were immigrants who grew up in Pittsburgh. Books were important to
their education and mine. They overflow the shelves in my office and my home now. That’s
why the John Stewart Memorial Library project – the revitalization of Wilson’s library
– is so important to me. The Stewart library’s architecture is extraordinary. We have to
bring it back, preserve it and make it a better space for students.
When I heard about the Lenfest match for the library, I thought, “How exciting!” What an incentive to make our library a really stellar learning environment. I wanted to domy part in helping this happen. I can’t wait to see the reimagined library. -Amy Ensley