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 NewHolly Branch of The Seattle Public Library.
The Edward and Lillian Bishop Foundation Learning Center
Lillian Fleet Bishop was born in Montesano and lived in the Grays Harbor area until her death. Her civic involvement included the YMCA and Children's Orthopedic Hospital auxiliaries, along with the Grays Harbor College Foundation.
Edward. K. Bishop was born in Alton, Ill., and worked his way west as a cook, teacher, tallyman and reporter. Shortly after arriving in Grays Harbor, he purchased a bankrupt shingle mill in Montesano and later moved to Aberdeen. In addition to his numerous business interests, he was a founder of Grays Harbor College, and with his wife established the Bishop Foundation for Eye Treatment and Research, and helped create Camp Bishop for the Aberdeen YMCA.
The Bishops established the Edward and Lillian Bishop Foundation to perpetuate their commitment to the youth of Grays Harbor, providing financial assistance to organizations and programs that benefit young people.