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Writing the Next Chapter

Campaign for Impact & Sustainability

About the Campaign
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The Highwood Library & Community Center (HLCC) serves as a lifeline to the local community. Their programming is driven and informed by the needs and interests of those we serve has allowed us to have a remarkable impact.

Over the last two years, the HLCC has become an extraordinary asset to the local community. Together, we have come so far!

The HLCC recently completed a $2 million capital campaign for Literacy and Transformation, successfully securing the funding required to transform our facility into a 21st Century Library and Community Center.


With the support of so many friends in our community, the library is now able to carry out the brick-and-mortar renovation that has been long overdue.


Now, it is necessary to focus on long-term sustainability. It is critical that we build the capacity to deliver quality services and programs. The Friends organization is excited to launch a $1 million campaign over the next 18 months to build the capacity to sustain expanded programming and operations. Your support will allow the library to cultivate the potential for literacy that exists in us all.

Campaign Leadership

Campaign Committee and Honorary Chairs

Campaign Leadership
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The HLCC is fortunate to be supported by an exceptional team of community leaders and visionaries. Their influence and leadership in this Capital Campaign provide the foundation for our success. 

Honorary Chairs

Michael Lubefeld, Superintendent of Schools, North Shore School District 112

Bob Morgan, Member of Illinois House of Representatives, 58th District

Julie Morrison, Illinois State Senator, 29th District

Charlie Pecaro, Mayor of Highwood

Brad Schneider, U.S. Representative,  Illinois's 10th Congressional District

Capital Campaign Committee

Viridiana Aburto-Hernandez

Melissa Federman

Luis Gonzalez

Andy Hamilton

Lucy Hospodarsky

Chris Hull

Rachel McMullen

Gayle Meyers

Kristi Winchester

Carmen Patlan

Marty Rosenthal

Laura Singer

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Congressman Brad Schneider - IL-10

Congressman Brad Schneider

In the last few years, Highwood Public Library has transformed into a vital hub of support for local families and the growing immigrant population in
Highwood. The library provides vital technology and education services to ensure that local children and families of all backgrounds have the tools they need to succeed. Your support will help Highwood Public Library expands and sustain its outstanding programming and operations to serve the needs of
the Highwood community for years to come.


State Senator Julie Morrison

The Highwood Public Library is a center of the community. It provides vital services for learners of all ages, but especially our children. Libraries are also one of the few indoor spaces where people can go and spend their time enjoyably and productively for free! I highly encourage everyone to support this important institution.


Superintendent Mike Lubelfeld

The impact of the Highwood Public Library and Community Center continues to complement the work of the public schools. We support every opportunity they can create to improve community literacy and access to library services.

Contact Capital Campaign

Contact the Campaign

Want to Learn More About the Campaign

Contact us today if you want to learn more about the campaign, naming opportunities, or schedule a tour of the library.

Thank you for your interest in the campaign!

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