Public funding only provides the core operations for the library and private support greatly enhances library services. Your ongoing support makes it possible for the library to continue its role as a vital resource for books, digital items, and critical programs for our community.
Each year, on top of special project funding, the Foundation renews our annual commitment and gifts 3% – 5% of the value of the endowment to the library. As a result, the library has been able to offer significantly more. Since 1990, the year we formed, the Duluth Library Foundation has gifted over $900,000 to our library—supporting library programs of all kinds, purchasing thousands of new books and materials (both physical and digital), implementing new technologies, and launching the Every Child Ready Duluth initiative.
We’re not stopping there. Our year-end goal is to reach the $1 million milestone of total gifts to the library and we need your help! Looking ahead, library manager Carla Powers shared that Foundation gifts, in addition to the purchase of new books and materials, will help to support:
- Educational programs that serve all ages, from birth to older adults
- Programs that enrich the community with inspiration and entertainment
- Library resources that strengthen and expand economic opportunities
Be a part of the $1 Million campaign by making your gift here>
P.S. Help launch this campaign by celebrating Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s giving holiday, with a gift by midnight on November 17, 2022!