Foundation Stories

1952 Society Special Event

Recently, the Foundation hosted an exclusive appreciation event for our 1952 Society members featuring special guest Arthur Muir, who at 75 became the oldest American to reach the summit of Mount Everest, May 2021.

We were inspired by his program “It’s not about the Summit;  it’s about the Effort.” Art is a retired corporate finance lawyer from Northbrook, Ill who began mountaineering at age 68.  Art says, “If you just have a dream, set out with a plan, and work toward it.”

Guests included Library lovers who have demonstrated their support as a longtime volunteer, Friend of the Library or donor to the Foundation.  This event was to show appreciation for those who have made annual gifts, attend events, added the endowment, pledged planned gifts and been an advocate for all we do.

To view the presentation alongside Mr. Muir’s slides, view here.

Interested in becoming a valued member of the 1952 Society? More info can be found here.

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