GEPL Foundation

The Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation was established in 1998 to build an endowment that will ensure that future residents of Glen Ellyn enjoy high quality library service in an attractive, state-of-the-art facility. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of community members and non-voting representatives of the Friends of the Library, the Library Board of Trustees and the Library administration.

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How is the Foundation different from the Friends of the Library?

Since 1922 the Friends of the Library have been providing support to the Library. Their annual fundraising letter raises money to supplement the book budget, ensuring that Library users have access to current, popular materials. The Friends’ fundraising is done on a grass-roots basis. Gifts of any size are appropriate, and anyone can make a gift to show appreciation and support for the Library. All of the money (less mailing expenses) is passed on to the Library on an annual basis for current needs. The Friends do not maintain an endowment fund. In addition to fundraising, the Friends also have members who assist with other Library projects.

How can I donate to the Foundation?

There are many ways to make a tax-deductible gift to the Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation:

Want to have a bookshelf, room of the library, or even our building named for you? Visit this page to learn more about available naming opportunities at GEPL.
Cash Gift
Designate the Foundation as the beneficiary of a charitable lead trust or charitable remainder trust.
Designate the Foundation as a recipient of part or all of your estate.
Designate the Foundation as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
By contributing appreciated stock, you may receive tax advantages.
Honor someone living or deceased, or celebrate a birth, graduation or other special occasion.
Employee Matching Plan
Many employers match charitable contributions.

Consult your financial advisor or attorney to explore your options for charitable giving. Most provide significant tax advantages as well as the knowledge that you’ve made a wise investment in Glen Ellyn’s future.

Donations may be mailed to the Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation, 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, or contact the Library Director at 630-469-0879.