Ways to Give

You can support the foundation’s work in many ways. Make a gift to a specific campaign or purpose or give to the Annual Fund, and we'll direct your money where it's needed most. Attend or sponsor one of our fundraising events or give of your time and talents through in-kind work or volunteering. Learn more about our giving opportunities below.

Annual Fund

Each year, the Madison Public Library Foundation issues grants to enhance library resources and programs. These gifts fuel expanded collections, youth programs, workshops for adults, electronic resources and more.

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Sustainer Program

Demonstrate your commitment to libraries by becoming a Sustainer! Our monthly giving program makes giving easy, provides us with a predictable stream of income, and may help you donate more each year since contributions are spread out.

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The Madison Public Library system strives to meet the challenges of continual improvement through the generosity of our donors. As we set new goals, you have the opportunity to dramatically affect the quality of life in your city, neighborhood and local branch library.

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Endowment Funds

Some gifts have the power to ensure the libraries’ well-being for generations to come. Madison Public Library Foundation endowments are designed to sustain our institution as our city grows. Consider contributing to an existing fund, or ask us about establishing one of your own. Every gift makes a difference.

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Giving Later

People who have a favorite charity may want to plan a gift so the good work that organization does can continue after their lifetime. If you have a love of libraries, consider leaving a gift to the foundation.

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The Madison Public Library Foundation presents an energetic mix of annual and one-time fundraising events, from luncheons with acclaimed authors to book readings to the Ex Libris beer and chocolate tasting. Proceeds go toward library programs and operations.

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