Foundation for Geneva Public Library
The Foundation for Geneva Public Library was established in July 2011 solely to help provide a firm financial basis for Geneva Public Library. The Foundation will seek and accept donations in many forms: cash, securities, bequests, and, subject to board approval, antiques, charitable remainder trusts, fine art, and real property. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) incorporated organization and all contributions are fully tax deductible.
Book Sales & Balcony Bookstore
The FGPL supports two annual book sales and runs the Balcony Bookstore. One sale is held in the fall, and the other in spring, and the bookstore is open all year! The Spring Book Sale starts April 2, 2018! We accept books in good condition for our sales all year, just bring them in to one of the circulation desks. We will temporarily be unable to accept book donations beginning April 23rd while the elevator is under construction.
The FGPL also sponsors our monthly series of presentations by local artists, known as Musical Moments. Recitals are held one Friday evening a month, spanning from Autumn to Spring. The library is grateful to Tom McClure, who works hard to organize these events each year.
A Taste of Jazz
The FGPL sponsors our annual wine, chocolate, and music event known as A Taste of Jazz.
2017-2018 Annual Appeal Campaign
Through past annual appeals, the Foundation for Geneva Public Library (FGPL) has supported specific needs of the Library such as the renovation of the Children’s Floor and the replacement of the Library’s heating and air conditioning system. In order to better serve their mission, FGPL has shifted their annual appeal towards support for the building of an endowment for the Library. Read the 2017-18 FGPL Annual Appeal Letter to learn how your gift to FGPL today is a gift for the Library's future.
2017-2018 Foundation Donor List
For a list of previous donors:
July 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Giving to FGPL
If you would like to give a monetary donation to the Foundation for Geneva Public Library, please fill out and submit this form with your gift.
Contact Theresa Osborne, Administrative Library Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 789-5303 ext 104 with any questions or concerns.
Special Gifts to FGPL
The Foundation for Geneva Public Library proudly welcomes gifts in memory of a departed loved one, or in honor of a person who is important to you. Such donations help meet the Foundation's goal to provide the Library the financial assurance to continue to offer the quality of service to which the Geneva community is accustomed.
For a list of special gifts:
April 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017
The 1910 Society
Honoring the date of Geneva Library’s move into the disbanded Universalist Church at the corner of Castle and Main Street, the building which we still occupy today, the Foundation has established a special donor group called The 1910 Society.
You can join The 1910 Society by making a bequest to the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library a part of your estate planning or by setting up any other type of deferred gift such as an annuity or trust to benefit the Library. Please contact your financial advisor and our Library Director, Chris Finger at email@example.com or 315-789-5303 ext 106, to set up this gift
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Did you know? You can now give to the FGPL through the United Way! You can use a United Way Designation Form and indicate Foundation for Geneva Public Library, designation #3343, as the recipient of your gift. This can all be done online, just follow the link!