The London Library has appointed Melanie Stoutzker (@MelStoutzker) as Fundraising Director.

With more than 25 years as a development professional, Melanie has extensive experience working on a range of fundraising projects with organisations in the heritage, cultural, arts, research, health and charity sectors.

Her appointment comes at a pivotal time for the Library as it delivers an ambitious strategic plan to secure the Library’s long term financial sustainability and enhance its position as one of the world’s great literary institutions.

Melanie comments: “I’m tremendously excited about the Library’s mission and the potential to grow its philanthropic income. I look forward to working with colleagues and the board to raise funds and help achieve the Library’s ambitions, and to build on the wonderful support of its members, donors and ambassadors.”

Sir Howard Davies, Chairman, said, “The London Library is a uniquely important creative centre which receives no public funds, so increasing our philanthropic support will be critical to the Library’s future success. Melanie’s considerable knowledge of capital and revenue fundraising will help us achieve our exciting plans.“

Philip Marshall, Director of The London Library, commented, “Melanie brings a wealth of fundraising experience which will be invaluable as we embark on our 180th anniversary in 2021 and our ambitious plans to develop the Library’s facilities and expand our role as a uniquely accessible literary and cultural resource.”

The London Library is one of the country’s greatest literary institutions providing a centre of creativity, inspiration and ideas for nearly two hundred years. It has had a unique impact on the country’s literary and artistic output and continues to do so today.

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