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Library gets $1 million gift

•	Mr. Stern speaking at the dedication of the Anderson Branch Library expansion in 1998 (Source: The Public Library of Hamilton County and Cincinnati) • Mr. Stern speaking at the dedication of the Anderson Branch Library expansion in 1998 (Source: The Public Library of Hamilton County and Cincinnati)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Foundation received its largest gift—and one of the largest in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's history—of $1 million from the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Family Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

This donation will become the cornerstone for a permanent endowment fund for the Library.

Joseph S. Stern, Jr., former chairman of U.S. Shoe Corporation, was not only a successful businessman but also a recognized community leader honored with a Great Living Cincinnatian award for his myriad civic contributions. 

"It is our hope that in making this wonderfully generous gift, the Stern Family will inspire others who love reading and value sharing knowledge to also step forward to help ensure future generations the same quality Library that lighted our path of learning and discovery," said Allen G. Zaring IV, Library Foundation Chairman.

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