Donate to the Foundation
Mission of the Foundation
Together with the Friends of the Oelwein Library volunteer group, the Oelwein Public Library Foundation provides an independent financial source for the support of the Oelwein Public Library. The foundation enhances learning by developing increased community support for library goals and needs and provides a more secure future for the library.
Purpose of the Foundation
Established in 2009, the Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation organized for the purpose of providing a continuous source of financial assistance to the Oelwein Public Library through the solicitation of tax-deductible contributions from private sources.
Foundation funds are maintained separately from and independently of either the city's annual library operational appropriation or any library capitol improvement funds derived from the city's sale of municipal bonds, revenue certificates, or city-owned property.
As a non-profit organization, the Foundation serves as the catalyst needed to provide books and services not traditionally provided for Oelwein Public Library through tax-based funding, as well as a source of funding for additional building projects.
Board of Directors
The Foundation is governed by a seven member Board of Directors. Directors volunteer to serve three year terms.
Mike Kerns - President
Mary Jo Weber - Vice President
Dorothy Gray - Secretary
Jerry Buhr - Treasurer
How do I make a Contribution?
Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Contributions may be directed to the Oelwein Public Library Foundation as
- Cash gifts
- Multi-year pledges
- Stocks or property
- Life insurance and Annuities
- Trusts and Bequests
- Memorial Gifts
Yes, I want to invest in the future of the Oelwein Public Library by contributing to the Oelwein Public Library Foundation.
__________ I prefer that my gift remain anonymous.
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__________ Please have a representative of the Foundation call me to discuss how I might make a gift through my estate.
Please print this form out and mail it to:
Oelwein Public Library Foundation
201 E Charles St
Oelwein, IA 50662