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Minerva Leadership Circle

Help Write the Next Chapter 

MinervaThe Minerva Leadership Circle brings together people who support the Library with annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

Like the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and learning – and protector of libraries for which the Circle is named – Minerva members champion the essential role of access to knowledge in our community.

The Minerva Leadership support delivers the resources the library needs to solve problems, find answers, inspire new dreams, make young lives stronger, and enhance older ones.

Help spread wisdom and illuminate the profound joys of learning by keeping the Library system healthy and dynamic. Join the Minerva Leadership Circle today.


To learn more about leadership giving, please contact Adam Breininger at 612-543-8106 or abreininger@hclib.org

A Powerful Impact

  • MinervaPg1Minerva support enables the Hennepin County Library system to remain innovative and one of the premier public libraries in America, serving 1.2 million people each year through 41 locations.
  • Minerva support raises critically needed funds for books, materials, programs and technology in our libraries, resources that make real differences in their users’ lives.
  • Minerva support helps assure the preservation, appreciation, and celebration of our history and culture, connecting the lessons of the past to the promises of the future.
  • …and this is just the beginning!

The Benefits of Giving

Beyond the power of making a true difference, Minerva Leadership Circle donors receive the following appreciation benefits:

Patron: $1,000 – $2,499SAMSUNG CSC

  • Invitations to private events with authors and special event receptions throughout the year
  • Discounts and priority ticketing for Pen Pals author series
  • Reserved seating for Talk of the Stacks author programs
  • Recognition in the Friends of HCL’s annual report
  • 10% discount at 15 local bookstores

Leader: $2,500-$4,999
SAMSUNG CSCAll Patron benefits plus:

  • Exclusive access to special events and programs including private dinners with authors
  • Recognition as a leadership contributor in Friends of HCL publications

Pillar: $5,000 and above
All Leader benefits plus:

  • Private curated tour of HCL Special Collection for you and guests
  • Two complimentary season subscriptions to Pen Pals*

*The value of the Pen Pals ticket benefit is not tax deductible


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