Binc to Honor Jewell at WI5
The Binc Foundation is raising money to honor Wanda Jewell, who served as a member of the Binc Foundation's board of directors from 2014 to 2018, at Winter Institute in Baltimore. Jewell was one of the first regional association executive directors to join the Binc board.
"Wanda understood immediately and intuitively the critical role the Foundation plays in the book industry—stabilizing booksellers’ households and helping bookstores thrive in their communities," the foundation said in a release. "Wanda has influenced more funds to help booksellers than is calculable. Her adoption of the Heads or Tails fundraising game at the SIBA Discovery Show in 2016 inspired six other regions and the American Booksellers Association to host their own Heads or Tails fundraisers. These fundraisers have generated nearly $50,000 to date which has helped an astounding twenty-one booksellers through hardship and emergency circumstances."
Any who wish to make a gift to the Binc Foundation in Jewell's honor before January 17th will be entered to win a signed first edition of The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy courtesy of Marly Rusoff Literary Agency.