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The Centennial Fund Trustees also designed and organized public programs, such as lectures by authors including William Ford Carter at the introduction of the Robert J. Hinchliffe Military History Fund, Babson College President Len Schlesinger, and Wellesley High teacher and You Are Not Special speaker David McCullough Jr. for the Wilkins Economic History Fund. The Fund's biggest event, held in 2010 but celebrating its silver anniversary, took the Fund back to its roots, as it sponsored a Wellesley Authors' Reception. More than 100 hometown authors came to the event, including two Nobel Prize winners, two Pulitzer Prize winners, the author of seven American Girl books, a New York Times bestseller, a Presidential speechwriter, and a U.N. human rights honoree. At the event, Centennial Fund Chair Linda Perlmutter announced that, with the most recent check, the Fund had now given more than $1 million to the library, and its donations annually accounted for 24 percent of the materials budget. The same year, the Fund was the recipient of a $50,000 challenge grant, which was successfully met by a flood of donations. 101 s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Five named and endowed Funds have been created within the Centennial Fund to honor the dedication and inspiration of these individuals. The Stephanie and Franklin Marriott Fund. . . established by a bequest, supports the purchase of materials in the area of music. The Anne Reynolds Fund. . . provides funds for staff and administration to attend educational programs and conferences. The Robert J. Hinchliffe Military History Fund. . . honors the Fund's longtime treasurer and his WWII service and has already made possible the purchase of more than 600 books. The John Wilkins Economic History Fund. . . purchases books and online materials, and sponsors annual lectures in this field. The Rusty Kellogg Library Enhancement Fund. . . provides funding for the equipment, technology, services, programs, and materials needed by the Wellesley Free Library.

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