Library Foundationa non-profit group formed to enhance and expand library programs & services
Did you know you can support library services by donating to the Library Foundation?
In 2010, the voters of Hood River County created a Library District to fund the Hood River, Parkdale and Cascade Locks libraries. While tax dollars keep the lights on, buildings open, and books on shelves, our tax rate is among the lowest in the state, providing just a basic level of funding.
This is where the Library Foundation comes in. We are a non-profit group formed to enhance and expand library programs and service (find out more about our mission and what we fund). Your gift helps us provide the margin of excellence that takes our libraries from good to great.
2022 SPECIAL APPEAL
After 109 years of enduring every kind of Gorge weather, the masonry work in our doorway is crumbling. A prominent doorway accessed via stairs, meant to symbolize a person’s elevation by learning, is a common feature of Carnegie libraries. We need your help to maintain the safety and beauty of this historic building so we can welcome our patrons through this doorway to learning for years to come. Please support this one-time fundraising campaign. Donate Here
Will you help support great library services for all of Hood River County? Here are some ways you can help:
Make a Donation
Your tax-deductible donation will help us be successful. For more information please contact Jen Bayer via phone (541) 645-0924 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Become a Member
Your annual Library Foundation membership is one of the best ways to help sustain vibrant public libraries in Hood River County. Our members will be treated to fun perks, an annual report and monthly updates on library happenings. Find out more about member benefits.
Become a Board Member
The Foundation Board meets monthly (except July, August, December) to determine how best to financially support increased quality of service, materials, and technology of our community’s libraries, plan for future growth opportunities, and coordinate events such as the annual Feast of Words fundraiser. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. for more details.
Donate Stocks & Securities
If you would like to make a gift of stocks or securities to the Foundation, please download this form, complete and share with your broker, then contact us at email@example.com to let us know about the transfer. this will ensure we are able to acknowledge your gift and credit it to you.
Join the Library Legacy Society
We are pleased to announce the creation of the Hood River Library Legacy Society, honoring those members of our community who have included the Library Foundation in their estate plans.
Gifts may be made through your will, life insurance, retirement assets or by making a gift to our Endowment Fund. The Endowment is like a trust fund – providing annual support in perpetuity for the vital needs of the Library.
If this is something you would be interested in, we encourage you to have a discussion with your estate planner or attorney. If you would like more information, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can discuss some options.
The Hood River County Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are fully deductible as allowed by law.
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