The Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation is based on a shared belief that the library provides a safe and inviting place for community members of all ages to enjoy lifelong learning. It was founded in 1999 to manage donations and create an endowment for the Library. The Foundation currently holds more than $1,000,000 in assets, which are conservatively invested to generate income to be directed toward the library. In 2006, the Foundation reached its initial goal of $100,000, which allowed us to give 50% of the investment income to the library every year. In 2017, the Foundation reached its next goal of $500,000 and is now able to give 100% of investment income to the library each year. These funds allow the library to go above and beyond its City funding to achieve exceptional levels of service, programming, and technology for the community.
Our Board of Directors consists of dedicated volunteers who meet bi-monthly to discuss investment, fundraising, and advocacy strategies. The Board is governed by an executive committee consisting of a President, Vice-President, Past President, Secretary, and Financial Secretary.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and operates independently of any government oversight. It is governed by articles of incorporation, by-laws, and an investment policy for the endowment.
The Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the selection of volunteers and vendors and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, volunteers, participants, subcontractors, and vendors.
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