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AI-11321 3.T.       
Meeting Date: 11/20/2019  
Tocker Foundation Application for Law Library
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Approve the submission of a grant application to the Tocker Foundation for the automation of the Law Library.
BACKGROUND
The Tocker Foundation was created in 1964 to implement the philanthropic interests of Phillip and Olive Tocker. Phillip Tocker was a practicing attorney, but changed careers in his later years when he purchased the Waco outdoor advertising plant and later expanded to own outdoor advertising plants throughout the United States. His vocational career culminated to the position of President of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. After retiring to Austin Texas in 1973, Phillip and Olive Tocker actively pursued their avocations.

Phillip and Olive Tocker endowed the foundation with their estates in 1994 and 1993 respectively. After years of supporting a wide range of community-based causes, the foundation discovered a need in small, rural Texas libraries serving populations of 12,000 or less. In 1992 the foundation board decided to focus grant distributions in this way. The foundation partners with community libraries to meet the particular needs of the community.
 
DISCUSSION
This grant funding will help to fully automate the law library.  The grant application is due November 30, 2019. The amount is roughly $80,000.00 with no match required.  If awarded, the grant will pay for new computers, software, automated cataloging system, security upgrades, etc.
 

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
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Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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Fund Transfers
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