The mission of Durham Library Foundation is to raise funds to provide a margin of excellence for the Durham County Library. The vision of the Library is “inspiring lives, transforming Durham.”
Durham Library Foundation was founded as a 501(c)3 (EIN 56-2189129) to develop and encourage the long-term financial health and growth of the Durham County Library. As a private, nonprofit organization, the Foundation solicits private gifts from many sources, including those not available to a government-funded Library. In addition, the Foundation has developed independent and prudent investment strategies to maximize each gift’s long-term benefit to the library. Gifts are used to fund enhancements and improvements that the library could not otherwise afford through its annual operating budget.
You can be an integral part of the library’s future. For questions about giving opportunities, please contact Executive Director Karen Wells (919-864-8047 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Board of Directors
G. Rhodes Craver
Durham County Library Board of Trustees
Friends of the Durham Library Liaison
Tammy Baggett, Library Director
DCL Development Officer
There are many ways to give to DLF, and each of them – whether large or small –
• Endorses the public values of free access to information, programming, and library services for all Durham County residents
• Supplements government funding to create a margin of excellence;
• Provides additional resources to meet the increasing demand for library services from a rapidly expanding population;
• Sustains Durham County Library’s national ranking and reputation for innovation and responsiveness to community needs.
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