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$1 million gift is the largest ever for Rochester's Reading Center

$1 million gift is the largest ever for Rochester's Reading Center

The Reading Center has surged closer to its “Unleashed to Succeed” capital campaign goal with a $1 million gift from the Harper Family Foundation.

The donation represents the largest gift in the organization’s almost 70-year history. The funds will help ensure the Reading Center is debt-free by the time it completes construction of its new facility in fall 2019.

“This gift is truly transformative and will allow the Reading Center to extend its reach and mission, providing literacy for all,” said Dr. Terri Edwards, a retired pediatrician who serves on the nonprofit’s board.

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In recognition of the support, the new facility will be named The Reading Center, Harper Family Foundation Building. The new 10,000 square foot building, located at 2010 Scott Road Northwest, is currently under construction and should be completed by the end of August.

The project has also received support from the Minnesota Legislature, along with the Otto Bremer Foundation, Mayo Clinic, and others.

You can learn more about the campaign on the Reading Center website.

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