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WHAT IS THE RACINE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION?

The Foundation is a tax exempt, private, nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation which oversees funds, donated by organizations and citizens, that supplement the library’s tax funding and provide for the future growth and development of the library.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION?

The mission of the Racine Public Library Foundation is to support the future well-being of the Racine Public Library. The Foundation has a long-term vision of creating an endowment that will generate sufficient income to support library projects and services. The purpose of the Racine Public Library Foundation is to make citizens aware of how to donate funds and make bequests. The Foundation also may apply for grants.

 

WHO MANAGES THE FOUNDATION?

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors which consists of the President of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director, a member of the Friends of the Library Board, a member of the Library Board of Trustees, and a director at large appointed by the Foundation Board.

Current Board Members 

Sandra Riekoff
Linda Budlow
Don Cress
Deborah Eisel
Mark Hertzberg
Melissa Kaprelian-Becker
Jessica MacPhail
Dan Schultz
Genevieve Sesto
Chris Terry

 

WHAT WILL MY DONATION TO THE FOUNDATION DO?

Your gift to the library, through the Foundation, means the difference between a good library and a great library.

It will improve and expand library services and facilities and lay the foundation for future library expansion. The library serves all who live in the city of Racine, Caledonia, Mount Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant and Wind Point.

Make a gift if you want to ensure the library’s future, remember a loved one or family friend, say “thank you” to your library, or invest in the future well-being of your community.

Remember, the Racine Public Library opens minds, enriches lives, and brings the community together.

Leave a Legacy: a Foundation donation today is an investments in our library for tomorrow.

 

Image-1-230x300WHY MAKE A BEQUEST OR GIFT TO THE FOUNDATION, INSTEAD OF DIRECTLY TO THE LIBRARY?

The Library Board of Trustees has approved the Foundation as a faster, easier way to raise and use funds for the library.

 

WHAT KIND OF GIFT CAN I GIVE TO THE LIBRARY THROUGH THE RACINE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION?

You may contribute cash, securities, or real or tangible personal property. You can remember the Foundation in your will or living trust by providing a dollar amount or percentage of your estate as a bequest. You also can name the Foundation as a beneficiary in your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or brokerage account.