What is the Foundation
What is the Foundation
Why the library needs a donation from you.
Girard residents pay a property tax that covers the majority of the costs for daily operations, salaries and a modest collection of materials. We have a wonderful facility and staff. However, the extent to which your library can serve this community depends on your financial support. Donations give us the money to fund worthwhile programs and enlarge the scope and size of our collections.
The foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation and is managed by individuals whose purpose is to assist the library in meeting future needs and long- term goals. Contributions of individuals and businesses into either the long-term endowment or the shorter non-permanent fund are both tax-exempt. As a vital part of the community the library needs your support in continuing our outstanding library service.
Memorials and Commemorative Gifts
The library is able to offer a greater selection of reading and listening titles, and genealogy materials through memorial and commemorative donations.
Memorial gifts are given in memory of close friends or family members. The family of the person memorialized is notified of the gift with or without mention of the amount.
When the library receives a cash gift for the purchase of materials, the staff makes the selection based on the suggestions of the donor. A notification is sent to the family. A gift plate recognizes the honoree. The program is a lasting way of honoring a special person and providing for the community.
Single-purpose gifts may also be donated for a specific purpose or use designated by the donor. The library has received, memorial trees, computers, office furniture and funds for programs.
When a gift to honor a close friend or family member is received the person honored is notified of the gift without mention of the amount. These gifts are a great way of celebrating a birthday or anniversary.
Donations and long-term pledges to the Girard Public Library Endowment can be sent to the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas, P.O. Box 1448, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Remember that any gifts made either directly to the Library or the Endowment are tax-exempt, but please check with your accountant or attorney as the library cannot give tax advice.