We still see the glass as half full…

Stay home and help us fill it ALL THE WAY UP!

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, the 23rd Annual Cigar Smoker on May 6th, has been cancelled. The Smoker is the Foundation’s primary source of funding and its cancellation has created new challenges for us and those we serve. The well-being of the Fort Worth community is our priority so we invite you to stay home, spend time with your loved ones, and make an even greater impact by donating directly to the Foundation to help fill the glass.

2020 REVENUE SOURCES

FILL THE GLASS
Your support provides us with the resources necessary for future Children’s Author Series visits as well as virtual programming such as LaunchPad college application counseling, Amplify 817 local music streaming, and mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots. These programs and services are needed now more than ever before.
Thank you for supporting the Smoker from the comfort of your home.

The Event

The 23rd Annual Cigar Smoker is on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 6:00-9:30 PM at the Fort Worth Club.

The Annual Cigar Smoker is The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation’s unique, signature event and is one of the most anticipated social gatherings of the year. The event showcases premium cigars, fine wines and spirits, three-course dinner (prepared by the award winning Chef Prefontaine of the Fort Worth Club), raffle, and silent and live auction.

The History

In 1901, at the suggestion of Andrew Carnegie, a group of Fort Worth ladies asked local gentlemen to donate “the price of a good cigar” to help raise money to build a local library and bring literature to Cowtown.

To honor our history and to further promote literacy in our city, the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation hosts the Annual Cigar Smoker at the Fort Worth Club.

The Cause

The substantial success of the Annual Cigar Smoker allows the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation to continue enhancing library programs and services at all sixteen City of Fort Worth libraries—and to continue supporting Foundation literacy and learning programs for Fort Worth children, families, and adults.

Photos courtesy of Bruce Maxwell

2020 WINSTON CHURCHILL SPONSOR

2020 GEORGE BURNS SPONSORS

Aaron Howard &
Corrie Hood-Howard

K&L Enterprises

2020 MEDIA SPONSOR

2020 EVENT PARTNERS

2020 PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR

The 2020 Cigar Smoker Committee
Co-chairs: Jana Harris Campbell and Zachary Campbell

Chris Baker
Jonathan Berry
Jared Clarke
Drew Davison
Michael Enochson

Corrie Hood-Howard
Toni Lunsford
Varun Mallapaddi
John McKenzie

Roy Russell
Lucas Sawyer
JR Tritton
Amie Tritton
Glenn Williams

For questions, contact Janine Hogan at (469)-224-7919 or smoker@fwlibraryfoundation.org.

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