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Ben Franklin Award

Ben Franklin Award

Please save the date for the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation's 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Honoring Mary Meehan, President of Alverno College and Greg Oberland, President of Northwestern Mutual

For sponsorship information, please call (414) 286-3784, or email

On behalf of the library and the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, we would like to extend our gratitude to the guests who support the Benjamin Franklin Award Celebration. This annual event enables us to highlight the work of our exceptional staff, exciting programs, new services and most importantly – an opportunity to thank our generous supporters.