Albany County Library Foundation is the first in the state to meet its fundraising goal for the Wyoming Library Endowment Challenge. The foundation raised $195,362, receiving $656,522 in state match and incentive funds set aside by the Legislature for the challenge. Niobrara County is close behind at 92% of its goal, and four other libraries are at 80% or more. So far, Wyoming library foundations have raised $3.9 million in local endowment donations and received $7.2 million in match and incentive funds through the challenge.
More information on the endowment challenge may be found on the Wyoming Library Association website at http://www.wyla.org/endowment/.