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Roll of Honor: Herb Krug
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2014 FTRF Roll of Honor inductee Herbert Krug


About Herb Krug

E. Herbert Krug is a founding member and major donor of the Freedom to Read Foundation.  A native of South Bend, IN, Krug attended the University of Indiana.  He married Judith Fingeret in 1964; they settled in Chicago and then Evanston, IL, where they raised their two children, Steve and Michelle.  Herb has had a long and successful career in direct marketing.

Herb is a Board member of the Freedom to Read Foundation. He has served as Treasurer and as chair of the Finance, Membership and Fundraising Committees and of the 45th Anniversary Committee.  He was a major supporter of FTRF's 40th Anniversary Celebration, and has helped steward the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund since its establishment in 2009.


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FTRF press release on Herb Krug Roll of Honor Award


Roll of Honor Citation

Thank you, Herb Krug, for your incredible support for the Freedom to Read Foundation over 45 years.  A founding member of this organization, you have generously given of your time, money, energy, and know-how in ways that have helped FTRF flourish.

Thank you, Herb, for your service to the Freedom to Read Foundation as a trustee, treasurer, committee chair, and advisor.  Your efforts have brought countless new resources and new members to the Foundation and have helped assure a strong future.

Thank you in particular for the support you gave to Judith Krug during her four-decade tenure as FTRF Executive Director. As Judith often said, she could not have accomplished what she did without you by her side. 

Thank you for your leadership of FTRF’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund. Dozens of libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations have used money from the Krug Fund to fund wonderful events for Banned Books Week, and the increased visibility of the annual celebration of the freedom to read has been a testament to your labors.  The educational work that is underway will help many librarians, librarians-to-be, and library supporters better understand how to defend intellectual freedom in theory and practice.

Thank you, Herb, for your selfless dedication to the Freedom to Read Foundation.  We are so pleased to welcome you to the Roll of Honor.

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., President

Barbara M. Jones, Executive Director

Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2014

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