October 2017: FINs Recognized for Longevity & Excellence

October 2017: FINs Recognized for Longevity & Excellence

This month we celebrate the below organizations and individuals for their outstanding performance and commitment to the Funding Information Network (FIN) – congratulations! 

Organizational Longevity: for those FIN partners that have been in the network for 5 years or longer.

55 years and our oldest FIN!

The Texas Grants Resource Center (TGRC) at the University of Texas at Austin

40 years

Pima County Public Library

San Antonio Area Foundation

University of Illinois at Springfield Library

Wayne State University Library

35 years

Allen County Public Library - Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center

Charleston County Public Library

Lancaster Public Library

Orange County Library System

St. Paul Public Library

Wichita Public Library

30 years

Community Foundation of West Texas

25 years

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Nonprofit Resource Center

Elizabeth Public Library

Reading Public Library

Rock Island Public Library

Traverse Area District Library

University of Montana - Mansfield Library

20 years

Evansville-Vanderburg Public Library

La Pintoresca Branch Library

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

15 years

Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County

Riverhead Free Library

University of Texas at El Paso Center for Civic Engagement

10 years           

Arlington County Public Library

Beaver County Library System

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership Marin

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Centro De Recursos Internacionales Para Organizaciones Civiles

Charles County Public Library

College Of DuPage Library

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Fayetteville Public Library

Fremont Area District Library

Indiana University Northwest

Kalamazoo Public Library

Kirkwood Public Library

Martin County Library System

Monroe County Public Library

Montgomery County Public Libraries

Natrona County Public Library

Portage Lake District Library

Prince George's County Memorial Library - Laurel Branch

Schaumburg Township District Library

Stanislaus County Library

Transylvania County Library

Twinsburg Public Library

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Virginia Beach Public Library

5 years

Academy for Grassroots Organizations - Rancho Cucamonga

Athens-Clarke County Library

California State University - Fresno, Henry Madden Library

DeKalb Public Library

Estes Valley Library

Fort Vancouver Regional Library - Vancouver Community Library

Harford County Public Library

Hayward Public Library

Jacobs Library/Illinois Valley Community College

Kent State University, Geauga Library

Kitsap Regional Library

Richmond Community Foundation

Sunnyvale Public Library

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

Supervisor Longevity: for those FIN supervisors who have worked with the program for 5 years or more.

40 years

Beverly Mitchell, Richmond Public Library            

30 years

Carol A Rudisell, University of Delaware - Hugh M. Morris Library

15 years

Cathy Neumueller, Reading Public Library

Daniel Alexandre, Hartford Public Library

Nerissa Nelson, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point - University Library

Sally Freaney, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

Susan Seale, Ventura County Community Foundation

10 years

Anna Salyer, University of Washington - Tacoma Library

Betsy O'Neil, Natrona County Public Library

Lisa Sheffield, Transylvania County Library

Michelle Mueller, Kenton County Public Library

Patricia Lopez-Guerra, Centro De Recursos Internacionales Para Organizaciones Civiles

Phil Hackman, Martin County Library System

Ray Arnett, Fremont Area District Library

Susan Small, Oklahoma City University

Tammy Sayles, El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center

Tony Barnes, New Orleans Public Library

5 years

Audrey Drake, Farr Branch Library

Beata Obydzinski, Monterey County Free Libraries - Seaside Branch

Christina Foster, Maine Philanthropy Center

Elizabeth Bensen, Harford County Public Library

Frances Whaley, Jacobs Library/Illinois Valley Community College

Kimberly Simpson-Kee, Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Liz Osisek, Anderson Public Library

Lori Thornton, New Mexico State Library

Margie Menard, Kingston Library

Mark Sullivan, Greenville County Library System

Mary Hricko, Kent State University, Geauga Library

Nicole Abbondandolo, Rollins College

Paul Vaughn, San Mateo Public Library

Peggy Branaman, Kitsap Regional Library

Phoebe Acheson, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Rebecca Kabasa, Boise Public Library

Richmond Kinney, Duluth Public Library

Rochelle Hartman, La Crosse Public Library

Stephanie Carver, New Hanover County Public Library

Steve Assarian,   Grand Rapids Public Library

Teresa Iversen, DeKalb Public Library

Thom Andrews, Kalamazoo Public Library

Tracy Meadows, Mansfield Richland County Public Library

Trudi Green,   Athens-Clarke County Library

Top Network Achievement Report (NAR) score by state: for those FIN partners that scored the highest in their state. This year 325 organizations submitted their NAR, providing the Network Engagement team with valuable data about the program and those you serve.

Alabama                         Birmingham Public Library
Arizona                                Yuma County Library District
Arkansas                         Fayetteville Public Library
California                             Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Colorado                              Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center
Connecticut                      Westport Library
Connecticut                        Public Library of New London
Delaware                              University of Delaware
Florida                                  Junior League of Boca Raton & Palm Beach County Library System
Georgia                                  Columbus Public Library
Hawaii                                    Hawaii State Library
Idaho                                    Idaho Falls Public Library
Illinois                                    Forefront
Indiana                                 Allen County Public Library
Iowa                                       Fairfield Public Library
Kansas                                   Wichita Public Library
Kansas                                   McPherson County Community Foundation
Kentucky                          Louisville Free Public Library
Louisiana                              Rapides Foundation (Community Development Works)
Maine                                    Maine Philanthropy Center
Maryland                              Anne Arundel County Public Library
Massachusetts                  Boston Public Library
Michigan                               Farmington Community Library
Minnesota                           Central Minnesota Community Foundation
Mississippi                           University of Southern Mississippi
Missouri                               Kansas City Public Library
Montana                            ImagineIF Libraries
Nebraska                              Columbus Public Library
Nevada                                                 Clark County Library
New Hampshire                             Plymouth State University
New Jersey                       New Jersey State Library
New Mexico                  Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County
New York                            Rochester Public Library
North Carolina                  Union County Public Library
North Dakota                       Bismark Public Library
Ohio                                    Kent State University
Oklahoma                            Oklahoma City University Library
Oregon                         Eugene Public Library
Pennsylvania                      Free Library of Philadelphia
South Carolina                    South Carolina State Library
South Dakota                     South Dakota State Library
Tennessee                    Memphis Public Library and Information Center
Texas                                    Dallas Public Library
Utah                                      United Way of Northern Utah
Vermont                          Vermont Department of Libraries
Virginia                                 Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships-Grants Research and Training Center
Washington                        Kitsap Public Library
West Virginia                      Mary H. Weir Public Library
Wisconsin                             University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wyoming                              Laramie County Library System

Top Network Achievement Report (NAR) score by region: for those FIN partners that scored the highest in their region. This year we recognize 4 high scoring FINs in each region, including the Free Library of Philadelphia that scored the highest in the entire network.


Allen County Public Library

Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Farmington Community Library

Kent State University


Anne Arundel County Public Library

Free Library of Philadelphia

Mary H. Weir Public Library

Rochester Public Library


Dallas Public Library

Fayetteville Public Library

Junior League of Boca Raton

Louisville Free Public Library

Palm Beach County Library System


Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center

Eugene Public Library

Yuma County Library District

Most Improved Award: a new award for the Funding Information Network (FIN) partner with the most improved Network Achievement Report (NAR) score. In 2015 the United Way of Northern Utah was not meeting Network Standards. After hiring an enthusiastic new FIN supervisor, Taylor Knuth, connecting with Foundation Center, other FIN supervisors and conducting 19 workshops – in 2016 they received an excellent score and are achieving well above standards.