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Kemper Foundation Gives $250,000 to Library Overhaul

The William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee, awarded $250,000 to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s Central To Your World capital campaign to help restore and revitalize downtown’s Central Library. The gift was announced by Rick Simoncelli, president of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.

The capital campaign for the St. Louis Public Library, Central To Your World, is a $20 million philanthropic effort to support the $70 million total restoration and revitalization of the main library, which occupies a full city block between Locust and Olive Streets, and 13th and 14th Streets downtown. Alison Nichols Ferring and Thomas F. Schlafly serve as the campaign’s co-chairpersons.

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