The December 3rd event will be at the Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora. Ticket price of $75 per person includes a full catered meal, dessert table, and open bar, plus entertainment. Casual cocktail attire. Click here for more info, tickets and to bid at silent auction.
Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation Among Honorees at Popular Annual Library Event
AURORA, IL, USA, November 22, 2022. The Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation (AWEF), a board-directed nonprofit foundation supporting other nonprofits engaged in female empowerment work in Aurora, is among three to be honored at the Aurora Public Library District and Foundation’s Saturday, December 3rd celebration to help raise funds for a new Mini-Bookmobile to serve the needs of elderly and homebound residents, a Bookmobile Maintenance Fund, and Literacy Packets for vulnerable children in Aurora.
The theme for this year’s popular annual event is Journey to Narnia and features a silent auction with scores of items ideal for holiday gift giving and crowd favorite “Dueling Pianos” entertainment provided by Ted Oliver Productions.
Also at the event, the Aurora Public Library District and Foundation will honor this year’s Light of Learning Inspiration Award recipients John Savage and Jeffry Butler, for their dedication and service to the Aurora Public Library District and Foundation. The Thomas J. Weisner Award for Excellence in Education Collaboration Award recipient for 2022 is the Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation (AWEF).
“We are very grateful for the partnership we enjoy with all three of our awardees and are thrilled to honor them at our December 3rd celebration,” said Laura Stoney, Aurora Public Library District Foundation Manager.
This year AWEF has been selected to receive the Thomas J. Weisner Award for Excellence in Education Collaboration, which was established in 2018 to honor Thomas J. Weisner, Mayor of Aurora from 2005-2016. Mayor Weisner encouraged collaboration and spent much of his time as mayor working with others to help them reach their full potential. He was also instrumental in bringing a new main library to Aurora.
Said Stoney, “We honor the Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation’s work, in collaboration with the library to bring financial literacy education to young women and teens who may not otherwise receive this information, and also for making it possible for so many organizations that impact women’s lives to collaborate together to make a greater impact.”
Laura Stoney, Aurora Public Library District Foundation Manager
The silent auction bidding opens online on December 1st and the physical displays opens on the evening of the December 2nd at Aurora’s First Friday event. The December 3rd Magic of Literacy event with the theme of Journey to Narnia begins at 6:15 pm, Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora. The Award Ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm. Dinner and entertainment will begin immediately following the short awards ceremony and will continue through the evening until 10:30 pm.
To reserve tickets and register to bid, go to www.MagicOfLiteracy.givesmart.com.