United for Libraries Learning Live on July 12 to focus on ‘Gift Acceptance Policies through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens’

United for Libraries’ Learning Live program for July, “Gift Acceptance Policies through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens,” will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Register here.

By their nature, gift acceptance policies can be exclusionary. How can a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens challenge us to nuance these policies? Greg Giles and Emma De Vera from The Friends of Saint Paul Public Library will walk through their process.

Greg Giles is the Senior Director of Development for The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, a position he has held since April 2015, where he oversees individual and institutional giving, corporate sponsorship, and fundraising events. Greg has raised money for Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Endowed Violist Chairs, scholarships, landmark theater buildings, award-winning exhibits on Mayan Civilization, and much more. What he is most proud of is what he has helped donors and organizations achieve in their communities, which has made a difference for millions of people.

Emma De Vera is the Individual Giving Manager at The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. She earned a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She has worked in various roles throughout public and academic libraries and is a 2018 Spectrum Scholar.

United for Libraries Learning Live sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Each month’s session will cover a hot topic of interest to Trustees, Friends and/or Foundations, followed by a Q&A and/or discussions. Sessions are open to all personal and group members of United for Libraries.

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