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October 7, 1993

Library of Congress Signs Agreement to Establish New Non-Profit Foundation

Washington, D.C. -- Librarian of Congress James H. Billington recently signed an agreement with Donald G. Jones, president of Star Cablevision Group Inc., to establish a nonprofit foundation to engage in educational, informational and developmental activities exclusively for the benefit of the Library. Under the terms of the contract, all net proceeds are to be expended consistent with the stated preferences of the Librarian of Congress and the mission of the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress Millennium Foundation Inc., a nonstock Delaware corporation, will act as an operating arm of the Library of Congress James Madison Council, a national private sector group created in 1990 to serve as a link between the Library and the business community. It will help the Library of Congress in areas such as consumer product licensing and development, media product development, fund-raising events, and the development of a "Friends" organization to help provide broad marketplace support for the Library and to increase public awareness of the Library, its mission, and its programs.

Donald G. Jones, the president of the Millennium Foundation, is a resident of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and a founding member of the James Madison Council.

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PR 93-126
ISSN 0731-3527

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