L. M. Montgomery once said
"I had a certain knack for choosing friends which
I ... now see to have been a very vital endowment."
With this quotation in mind, we would like for you to know about
a group that has been formed in the L. M. Montgomery Institute of the University of Prince Edward Island called:
The Friends of the L. M. Montgomery
This group's main goal is to raise funds to provide on-going support for the Institute's use, above and beyond
the support that the University can provide at present.
For over twenty years, the LMMI has shown that there is
a world-wide community interested in the life and works of L. M. Montgomery through its bi-annual International
Conferences, attended by scholars and others who study Montgomery, bringing many levels of interest and insight to the
knowledge base of all things Montgomery. Scholars from many parts of the world make use of the Institute's special collections
of Montgomery's publications and memorabilia.
The Friends of the L. M. Montgomery Institute will help make it possible
for the Institute to continue to grow and thrive. Our goals are to increase the amount of funds the Institute has to
work with in order to maintain, catalogue, and enlarge its collection of Montgomery materials; help provide scholarship
assistance to young Montgomery scholars; and provide volunteers to help with the Montgomery collection, the conference,
Board members for this committee include Elizabeth Epperly (Founder of the LMMI), Kate Sutherland, Joanne
Wood, Donna Campbell, Sandy Wagner, Linda Boutilier, Melanie Whitfield, Loretta Craig Taylor, Emily Woster, Mary
Beth Cavert, Christy Woster, and Carolyn Strom Collins.
Our fund-raising efforts will consist mainly of donations to the Friends of the LMMI at various levels (named
after Montgomery's descriptions):
$35-99: "Kindred Spirits"
$100-249: "Loyal" Friends
$250-499: "Beloved" Friends
$500-999: "Steady" Friends
$1000+: "Lifelong Friends"
for Canadian [online] or US/International [contact info] donations are located on the Friends page at the
L.M. Montgomery Institute site http://www.lmmontgomery.ca/friends
secure Canadian donation site is https://secure.upei.ca/donate/
We value your response to this announcement and hope you will support the Friends of the L. M. Montgomery Institute
not only with a pledge of membership but also with your continued interest.
The Friends of the L.M. Montgomery Institute
more about the Friends of LMMI in 2012 part 1 issue of The Shining Scroll ]
Contact The Friends of the LMMI or The LMM Institute for more details.
(The Friends of the L.M. Montgomery Institute was launched in June 2012 at the Montgomery conference at the University
of Prince Edward. The silent auction raised over $ 2700 and many attendees joined the Friends with generous membership donations.