A group of loyal donors to Madison Public Library Foundation is offering a $100,000 match throughout December for all gifts made to the annual fund, which fuels core library resources and programming. Every contribution will go twice as far!

In 2023, annual fund gifts supported:

  • collection items – books, large-print books, Spanish-language picture books, music, moves, and even seed libraries
  • programs, including Library Takeover and Live Well @ Your Library
  • technology – computers, Wi-Fi, and audiovisual upgrades in meeting rooms at many libraries
  • AASPIRE internships (Affirmative Action Student Professionals in Residence) for students of color and others from underrepresented groups as part of the foundation’s Equity and Innovation funding initiative
  • library staff training and professional development
  • sewing machines for Sequoya Library classes
  • the library staff’s BIPOC and Pride Affinity Groups
  • lecterns for Central Library events, such as Wisconsin Book Festival free author programming

You can expect the foundation to fund many more critical library services and materials in 2024, in addition to reserving 10 percent of annual fund proceeds for the permanent endowment, which sustains the library for the future.

Mailed gifts must be postmarked by December 31 to count toward the 2023 tax year and to qualify for the match.

To give, visit the foundation’s Donate page.