Schilf is particularly proud of the work he did to help raise money for the library during its annual raffle sales. He remembers that the library system didn’t raise very much money when he started working. He said, “We really hadn’t capitalized on the wonderful rapport with the customers that we worked so hard to establish all year.” In his second year, he made sure customers were aware that the raffle was an opportunity for them to return the support from the library staff they were so grateful for, if they chose. Since then, the Savage branch has been number one in raffle ticket sales. On two occasions the Savage library staff outsold all the other branches combined and have inspired other branches to strive to raise more funds. Now the raffle is a significant fundraiser bringing in $12,000 to $14,000 annually.