Faithfully and Liberally Sustained: Philanthropy in Redlands Highlights Legacy of Community Support Perpetuated by Residents

Redlands, California — March 09, 2010 — Faithfully and Liberally Sustained: Philanthropy in Redlands showcases the many projects completed by early Redlands leaders and residents that benefited both the community as a whole and the neighboring areas later known as the Inland Empire.

The book's authors, Larry E. Burgess and Nathan D. Gonzales, have written numerous articles and books about Redlands and the surrounding area. Burgess is director of A. K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands and serves as a University of Redlands trustee, while Gonzales has served as associate archivist at A. K. Smiley Public Library since 1999.

In Faithfully and Liberally Sustained, they write, "Redlands, known as the jewel of Southern California's Inland Empire, has prospered as the result of a strong tradition of civic responsibility."

This legacy began in the late nineteenth century, when Redlands cofounder Edward Judson donated thousands of trees to the community, and continues today in ongoing support for music, theater, dance, parks, open space, visual arts, and charitable organizations.

Faithfully and Liberally Sustained presents this rich tradition through stunning historical photographs and maps, engaging narrative, and compelling commentary from citizens who serve the community. The authors vividly recount the stories behind the cultural, educational, and charitable gifts that make Redlands a testament to the spirit of philanthropy. As early Redlands philanthropist Clarence White observed, "No town can live by taxes alone."

Faithfully and Liberally Sustained: Philanthropy in Redlands (ISBN: 9781589482692, 124 pages, $30.00) is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local ESRI distributor. Interested retailers can contact ESRI Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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