Donor Recognition

Contributions are an essential source for the library’s growth, and they strengthen our ability to make a positive, significant impression in our community. It is important that we take time to say thanks to all those who make gifts and to recognize our supporters.

Donor Recognition Wall

In the Robert M. & Hazel F. Lingo Rotunda of the library is The Library Foundation’s Donor Recognition Wall. This interactive eye-catching display is a small way for us to publicly thank the many library donors and share some of their stories of why they give to our award -winning library. The wall has been a project in process. The foundation started late in 2019 posting our 2018 and 2019 donors. Most recently we created the list to include all donors since The Library Foundation began fundraising almost forty years ago. All donors, no matter the size of their gift, will be listed on our wall by late summer 2020. If you want to take a look at the Donor Recognition Wall and are not able to visit the library, please take a look online at:

View the Cumulative Giver List

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“A Library to Remember Campaign” was a major fundraising initiative of The Library Foundation between 2000 and 2013. A display as part of the program was the Leaves in the Atrium. The display recognized all donors who made gifts of $1,000 or more to The Library Foundation. Just as a tree requires a continuing source of sustenance to grow, so does the library. That was the concept behind the Leaves in the Atrium. At first the names of these donors were named on leaves hanging on the walls of the atrium and then in 2014 they were taken down and became part of two beautiful back lit displays off the rotunda. Pictured in front of one of the two displays is Library CEO Gina Millsap with Dr. Walt Menninger whose wife Connie spearheaded the Leaves in the Atrium recognition working with Michael Graves and Associates. Now the list is part of the new Donor Recognition Wall and can be found on each donor’s record who gave to the “A Library to Remember Campaign“.

Naming Opportunities

You have the opportunity to name a part of the library that has a special place in your heart. Tasteful recognition will be permanently displayed as a tribute to your loved one or to your generous stewardship as outlined in our Named Recognition Policy.

Donor Privacy

The Library Foundation is committed to long-term relationships with our donors and handles donor information with care and confidentiality. We are dedicated to respecting the privacy rights of our donors and library supporters.

Personal Information

The Library Foundation collects email addresses when a visitor subscribes to our enewsletter.

Subscribers are given the opportunity to opt-out of our email list at the bottom of each enewsletter.

The Library Foundation collects donor name and address information in connection with their contributions. This information is not sold or rented to third parties.

Online Donations

Your online donations are safe, secure and protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction. All online transactions are confirmed by a follow-up email. The Library Foundation sends a written receipt to online donors.

The Library Foundation will remove your name from our mailing list, email list or telephone solicitation list at any time, at your request.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

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