The Seattle Public Library Foundation has received thousands of generous contributions to the "Campaign for Seattle's Public Libraries." In recognition of their gifts of $50,000 and above, we are pleased to honor the following supporters with named physical spaces in the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch of The Seattle Public Library.
Mimi Howard Reading Area
Macon "Mimi" Howard believes in the important role of libraries as a community resource, as a forum for public discussion, and as a special place where all members of society are warmly welcomed. Once a librarian herself, Howard had settled into a second career as an investment adviser and securities broker when she joined The Seattle Public Library board of trustees in 1982.
Following a decade on the Library Board, where she served as its president, Howard accepted an invitation to join the board of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Altogether, Howard has dedicated more than 25 years of service to the Library and the people of Seattle.
Retiring as a vice president with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Howard trained for a third career as a volunteer chaplain working with people who are homeless or have mental health problems. She often can be found at Harborview Medical Center comforting those facing pain or loss.
Howard's daughter, Lee Rhodes and her husband Peter Seligmann, along with their children Hector, Sale and Cedric, honor her commitment to the Library with the Mimi Howard Reading Area at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch of The Seattle Public Library.