The Grand Rapids Area Library Foundation grew out of citizen concern over financial pressures that threaten to undermine the quality of the library's collection. The primary goal of the foundation is to provide a convenient and effective channel through which donors may contribute to an endowment fund. The Library Foundation allocates earnings for improvement of the library collection.
There are many ways of giving to the Library Foundation. In addition to cash gifts, donors may give insurance policies, real estate, securities, bequests, and other gifts. A representative of the Library Foundation will be happy to assist donors in developing a plan of giving which will be of benefit to both the donor and the Library Foundation.
~ Library Foundation Board of Trustees ~
- Randy McCarty, President
- Janeen Gueltzow, Secretary
- Brad Zumbaum, Treasurer
- Donna Hartung
- Marcia Anderson, Library Staff Liaison
- Dennis Jerome
- Ann Marie Huttner
- Mary Ives
- Diane Palmer
Contributions to either the Library Foundation or to the Friends of the Library, or directly to the Grand Rapids Area Library itself, can qualify for tax deductions, according to Internal Revenue Service rules.