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Dina Meky's Fundraiser:

Spectrum Scholarship

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THE STORY:

Once Upon a Time, a little girl named Dina moved with her parents and siblings across the ocean to grow up in Egypt. She was heartbroken because she had to leave behind her friends, family, pet rock and most importantly…Her books. 


Dina’s mother, an avid reader herself, understood her daughter’s anguish and found the only library in the area…A dilapidated little house with two bookshelves, a handful of dusty, donated books and an information desk that ran programs to help newcomers to Cairo adapt and socialize.  


That was the moment Dina realized that nothing made her happier than being surrounded by books.   

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It’s odd looking back now and thinking about how big a role libraries had played in my life. The public libraries of my childhood (you want to talk about funding issues, you come talk to me!) to the academic and archives of my college and graduate school years. The buildings don’t really stand out to me as much as the people inside them do. The librarians who were some of the most vibrant, witty, helpful people and who made me want to become them.  


The Spectrum Scholarship program is one that is near and dear to my heart. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to attend library school or have found a network of intelligent, passionate and dedicated professionals whose goal is to get minorities and people of color to, not only enter the library profession, but stay and thrive.


 With their support, myself and countless others, have benefited from Spectrum’s support and community, both during our time in library school and during our careers.


 Its’ emphasis on community, engagement, support and scholarship is one of the few reasons why I am proud to help fundraise for Spectrum’s 20th anniversary. And especially during these ‘post-truth’ era times, we need librarians and a diverse profession more than ever.


 Help ALA keep serving as a powerful voice for our future. Please consider making a contribution to the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  


 

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To This Fundraiser

$650

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bonnie Lafazan

    $18

  • Destroyer of Worlds

     

  • Andrew & Tammy Shaw

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Campbell Family

    $50

  • Soler Family

    $100

  • Rob and Candy

    $117

  • Melina

     

  • Jessica Kiebler

    $25

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81% Raised of$800 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $15,715 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Miriam Tuliao

Amount Raised

$4,190

 

131% Raised of$3,200 Goal

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Gregory Calloway

Amount Raised

$1,570

 

31% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Charlotte Rock

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Toni Olivas

Amount Raised

$700

Fundraiser Title

Dina Meky

Amount Raised

$650

 

81% Raised of$800 Goal

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Rachel Keiko Stark

Amount Raised

$335

 

34% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Johana Orellana

Amount Raised

$320

 

160% Raised of$200 Goal

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Carla Davis-Castro

Amount Raised

$155

 

16% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jessica Kiebler

Jessica Kiebler

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Melina

Melina

Make America Smart Again! 2 years ago

Rob and Candy

Rob and Candy

DONATION: $117

2 years ago

Soler Family

Soler Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Campbell Family

Campbell Family

DONATION: $50

We love you Dina!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Andrew & Tammy Shaw

Andrew & Tammy Shaw

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Destroyer of Worlds

Destroyer of Worlds

In memory of your long lost pet rock 2 years ago

Bonnie Lafazan

Bonnie Lafazan

DONATION: $18

In Memory of Adrea G. Cohen 2 years ago