Foundation

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As a part of the Friends organization, the Marion Public Library Foundation was established to provide long-term financial support to enhance the services and collections of the library. Gifts to the Foundation’s permanent endowment increase the amount of income available for future library projects.
 
The Friends of the Marion Public Library Foundation has been organized to raise money for the library to: 
  • perpetuate excellence in library service; 
  • allow for increased levels of financial support for materials and programs;
  • protect the library and its programs and services from the uncertainties of public funding.
Proceeds from the endowment interest income are used to provide: 
  • additional library materials; 
  • upgrades in technology resources; 
  • sponsorship of special lectures and programs;
  • staff development and training opportunities; 
  • special collections enhancements; and 
  • other special projects and needs identified by the library board of trustees. 
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Foundation Board Members
Chris Lindell, Treasurer
Kim Rose, Secretary
Jill Ackerman
Julie Lammers
Nancy Miller
Russ Miller
Jill Parman
Mike Ransom
Mary Rathje
Leah Rodenberg
Bob Hoyt, President, Friends of the Marion Carnegie Library
Susan Kling, President, Library Board of Trustees
Elsworth Carman, Library Director
 
For more information about the Foundation, call the library at (319) 377-3412. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under 501(C)3 status.

Contribute to the Foundation

There are many ways for individuals and organizations to contribute -- and all contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. 
  • Cash Gifts: Immediate support for the Foundation
  • Multi-Year Pledges: Maximize your giving over an extended period of time
  • Other Assets: Contribute appreciated securities, personal property, or other assets
  • Life Insurance: Transfer ownership of existing policies or purchase new policies
  • Annuities & Trusts: Donor will continue to receive guaranteed income for life while providing a future gift to the Marion Public Library Foundation
  • Bequests: Provide future support for the Endowment in your estate planning
  • Memorial Gifts: Provide a special tribute for a loved one by making a gift

Download a donation form.

Contact us for information about how to donate or set up an endowment for the Marion Public Library Foundation.