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Donate to the Foundation

Your gift to the library through The Oelwein Public Library Foundation means the difference between good libraries and great libraries.

Mission of the Foundationdoric columns

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

Wayne Saur

Dan Pelc

Susan Macken


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



Contribution Form

Yes, I want to invest in the future of the Oelwein Public Library by contributing to the Oelwein Public Library Foundation.






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__________ 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



This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.