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Ben Franklin Award

The Ben Franklin Awards Celebration is an annual event hosted by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation. The foundation presents the Benjamin Franklin Award to individuals and /or organizations that have made significant contributions to libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning. This special evening is the foundation’s major fundraising event and proceeds support and enhance library collections, technology, programming, and facilities for one of the most loved and well-used institutions in the community. 
 


Save the Date for a Novel Evening!

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. Cocktails, program and dinner
Held at beautiful Central Library
814 West Wisconsin Avenue

Each year, the Benjamin Franklin Award recognizes individual community leaders and organizations who make significant contributions to the community and the cause of literacy. Help us celebrate this year’s Benjamin Franklin Award honorees, Dr. Mary Kellner and the Faye McBeath Foundation. Enjoy a novel evening among some of our most eclectic collections from Rare Books to Settlement Cookbooks and Great Lakes Memorabilia to the Milwaukee treasures.

Sponsorships available, please call Arlene at 414.270.3000 ext. 230 for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Masterpiece $10,000

  • Tickets for 8 guests
  • Acknowledgment during program
  • Prominent recognition on all event signage, in event program and on the MPL website
  • Featured in the MPL Annual Report
  • Recognition in the MPL’s Reader newsletter
  • Classic $5,000

  • Tickets for 8 guests
  • Recognition on all event signage, in event program and on the MPL website
  • Featured in the MPL Annual Report
  • Recognition in the MPL’s Reader newsletter
  • Bestseller $3,000

  • Tickets for 8 guests
  • Recognition on all event signage and in event program
  • Featured in the MPL Annual Report
  • Recognition in the MPL’s Reader newsletter
  • Patron $300

  • Recognition in event program
  • Annual membership to the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library

  • Fill out this form to register for the event