Member Gifts and Benefits

Member Gifts and Benefits 

The RPL Foundation provides membership levels and benefits for annual and renewal gifts.  Your contribution helps support the mission, programs, and services of the Racine Public Library.  All contributions are tax deductible.


READER:  under $250

  • Listing in the RPLF Annual Report and on the RPLF website,
  • Recognition on your library card as a RPLF donor for one year

PAGE TURNER:  $250-$499

  • Reader benefits, plus complimentary RPLF tote bag
  • Recognition on the Library’s Donor Wall 

COLLECTOR:  $500-$999

  • Page Turner benefits, plus Private Tour for a party of 4-6 conducted by the Library’s Executive Director
  • Sponsorship recognition of a Library Program 

CONSERVATOR:  $1,000-$4,999

  • Collector benefits, plus a private luncheon with the Library Director and  the Foundation President

BENEFACTOR:  $5,000+

  • Conservator benefits, plus one year recognition to a designated Library area (TBD in conjunction with the Foundation)



On behalf of all of us at the Racine Public Library, thank you for your generous 2017 donation to the Foundation. As you know, tax dollars cover only the basics. Your donation allows us to be a vibrant library that seeks to challenge, enlighten, and delight everyone in our community,

Over the past year with your help, we have:

* contributed funds to a range of educational and entertaining programs and services presented by the Friends of the Library;
* engaged an architectural firm to reorganize, reenergize, and renovate our interior space with a 21st-century look;
* retained a fundraising consultant to determine if a capital campaign would raise enough monies for the renovations; and
* hired a consultant for a market study of Sturtevant for a possible branch library.

Your donation, at whatever amount, is greatly appreciated and essential to the library’s exciting future. On behalf of the Foundation Board, we extend a sincere thank you for your continued loyalty and support.


Jessica MacPhail, Secretary, RPL Foundation
Mrs. Betty Brenneman
Mr. David Beach
Steve & Susan Konopka
Ms. Carolyn Lorenzini
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Peter & Rose Christensen
Ms. Beth F. Diem
Mike & Debby Eisel
Ms. Therese M. Fellner
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne & Myrna Olsen
Richard & Barbara Storey, Sr.
Jim & Carla Wilks
David & Barbara Houser
Charles & Pamela Hudson
Mrs. Imogene Powers Johnson
Dr. William Little
Kenneth Lukow
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin & Jeanine McCabe
Dr. and Mrs. James Tierney
Rick Adams
Mr. and Mrs. William Alexander
Matt & Rita Andis
Aurora Healthcare
Jerry & Dianne Belland
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Boerner
Ms. Yvonne Bruhn
Dave Buchanan
William R & Dorothy Bushell
Kay Clement
Nat Cycenas
Ms. Tammy Davies
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Deuster
Paul & Connie Eberly
Ms. Marilyn Fralich
Ms. Luanne Frey
Mr. Thomas Friedel
Ms. Gwen Gill
Paul & Ruth Guenther
Terence & Patricia Haas
Bob & Sally Henzl
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hertzberg
Mr. David Hess
Ms. Lora Lei Hildebrandt
Ms. Lynne T. Hindman
Holley Family
Mr. & Mrs. John Keil
Ms. Marilyn Sue Kiemen
Richard Kinch
Dr. & Mrs. Sandy Kontra
Mr. James Krummel
Loren & Cindi Larsen
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Larson
Ms. Cherie A. Lyford
Marcia E. Meracle
Noel & Donna Newgord
North Shore Bank
Dick & Mary Lee Odders
Mr. & Mrs. George and Monica Oess
Jerry & Olga Olsen
Deanna & Jim Parrish
Dorothy A. Pellegrino
Phillip J. Fellner Jr.  Foundation Inc.
Frank & Mary Risler
Ms. Margaret Robinson
Ms. Ruth Rohlfing
Ms. Jane E. Rohner
Mrs. Marilyn Rothschild
Betty D. Schneider
Mr. Margaret Suprak
Lloyd & Sandy Swager
Mrs. Rita Tomkiewicz
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Tyree-Francis
Ms. Kathryn Urick
Jim & Cherry Wardrip
Ms. Nancy Wheeler
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