We salute you for the many ways you have supported Oktoberfest over the years. Due to several staffing changes this past year at the EWU Libraries and Learning Commons, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 Oktoberfest fundraiser. Oktoberfest requires a significant amount of staff time over the year to plan, coordinate and execute—even with our faithful committee of volunteers.
The reason for the party remains. Past events have raised close to $48,000 each year for the Libraries Collection Endowment Fund, which allows the library to purchase collections and resources that make our library the dynamic, responsive learning environment that greatly impacts our students’ success.
In lieu of purchasing an Oktoberfest event ticket, sponsorship or auction item this year, we kindly ask you to make a donation directly to the Libraries Collection Endowment Fund. Your support is so vital to building a robust collection of resources for our students.
Oktoberfest has always been a fun time in the library. We’ve made many good friends while raising funds for vital student resources. We are currently evaluating options for a less time-intensive fundraising event for 2020 and will inform you when our plans are finalized.
Thank you again for giving your time, creativity and gifts to fund scholarly materials and greater access to collections for our students. We appreciate your generous support.
-Justin Otto, Interim Dean of EWU Libraries and Learning Commons