The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has presented Magness Library with a grant for $5,000.
The grant was given to the library in honor of Wally and Pat Bigbee and there are no restrictions on its use.
“I have been on the library’s board for a long time,” said Pat. “Of all the different things that I’ve been involved with in the community, the library is my favorite. It is very special to me. I just love the library. I’m very grateful to the foundation for this donation in our honor.”
Magness Library director Brad Walker expressed his gratitude as well.
“I think it’s a wonderful honor for both Pat and Wally. It acknowledges their service to Magness Library, as well as the community. They are always behind the scenes doing things that benefit their community and the people who live here.”
Grants are provided to nonprofits only.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee touts itself as an organization that brings good people and good causes together in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee it serves. The foundation says it puts the joy back in giving by making it comfortable, convenient and cost-effective to give in a way that best suits a donor’s goals.
“It’s wonderful that The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee chose us for this grant,” said Walker. “I don’t know why the Board of Directors for the foundation chose us and the Bigbees, but we greatly appreciate it. Pat and Wally are very deserving.”
Among other items, the grant will be used to purchase secure glass cases to display unique artifacts and donated items currently being housed at the library, such as a mummy’s hand.