TEMPLETON — Templeton Community Library Association received a gift of $865,000 from the estate of Margaret Anderson Radunich for their library building fund. Radunich was a longtime member and donor and her final bequeath brings the total of her contributions to the Templeton Community Library Association to over $1 Million.
TCLA was originally seeking to reach 50 percent of the building cost goal by securing an additional $598,000 in funding by Dec. 31, 2018. Once the level is reached, the San Luis Obispo County Supervisors will discuss providing matching funds from the County for the construction of the project.
“We are honored with her contribution to our work which moves us forward to a new level of dialog with SLO County,” stated Mick Pickett, TCLA president.
First District Supervisor John Peschong, a Templeton resident, is shepherding the effort to secure the additional County funds for the building of the library. Additionally, TCLA is seeking $2.5 million in cash and planned gifts to fund an endowment that will provide funding for library programs.
Radunich passed away earlier this year. She was born and raised on a farm in Templeton, attended local schools, and graduated from Mills College. She earned her teaching credential from Stanford and taught school in Santa Rosa for many years. She married Nicholas Radunich in Santa Clara County.
Additional donors for the year-end support included Elizabeth Nelson, Dr. William F. Sima, Moca Fund, Lynn and O’Neal Gray, Dr. Abernathy, Dr. Steve McAllen, Dr. Mark Sada, Drs. J. Sani, P. Nahvi, Linne Calado, Donna Jones, Fred Bogart, Dr. Ellison, Nancy Hill-Cunha and Lynn Ketelsen, Chris Cobey, Wendy Woo, Coy Humphrey, Dr. Julie C. Fallon, Barbara Graper, Rabobank, Martinez Farming LLC, Donna and Jim Jones, Kristine Kennedy, John Gilmore, Katy and Geoffrey Claussen donated in Honor of one of the newest Board Members, JoAnn Jones and her husband Bruce Jones as well as eight anonymous donors (through Facebook) for their generous donations.
To learn more, help or donate to the Templeton Community Library Association visit them at www.templetoncommunitylibrary.org/ or follow them on Facebook.