Press Release

Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant Met

Friday, April 8, 2011
by Beth Sowers

Hannibal, MO - In April of 2010, The Mabee Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed in 1948 by Mr. John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee, issued a challenge grant of $450,000 to Hannibal-LaGrange University to help in the construction of a new 20,000 sq. ft. library.  The Mabee grant had a matching component and completion timeframe of one year attached to the offer. Through the generosity of many, this challenge has been met, and HLGU will break ground for the Roland Library on April 15. There is expected to be a nine month construction process, with full use of the building expected by spring of 2012. “The new library has been needed for a long time, and will be a tremendous asset to the campus as well as to the community,” said Dr. Woodrow Burt, HLGU President.

Donations are still being accepted for the Roland Library, as $500,000 is still needed to complete the building.  For more information on how you can help, contact the HLGU Institutional Advancement Office at 573.629.3120.

The purpose of the Mabee Foundation is to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals, and other charitable organizations.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations