Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

The Library Foundation

  • Topeka, KS
  • http://foundation.tscpl.org

Mission Statement

The Library Foundation's mission is to help create a culture of giving in Topeka and Shawnee County that embraces the public library.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

Topeka, Kansas and Shawnee County, plus the 14 counties of Northeast Kansas

ruling year

1983

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Kathy Groesbeck

Keywords

Self-reported

Library development, program support, planned giving, library service planning, The Library Foundation

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EIN

48-0956441

Physical Address

1020 SW Washburn Ave

Topeka, KS 66604 1374

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Library Foundation works to secure financial resources that support the collections, programs, services, technology, and physical facilities of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.  Over the past five years, it has distributed over $2.2 million to the library in fulfillment of its primary objective.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Funds contributed to the Library Foundation help provide primary access to information for citizens in the community and within the region. Private gifts also enable the Library to serve as a safe and nurturing place for children to explore the world and to understand their place in the global community. Donors give the Library the means to offer works of art that inspire new perspectives and to operate a gallery open year-round to the public. Finally, private gifts help the Library reach out into the community to offer learning opportunities for everyone. Services in this category include Bookmobiles, Talking Books, and the library's nationally recognized Red Carpet Service, a program serving older adults and those with special needs. The new digital branch offers round-the-clock access to library databases and informational services.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

Topeka, Kansas and Shawnee County, plus the 14 counties of Northeast Kansas

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Financials

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THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Library Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Kathy Groesbeck

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I'm proud of the manner in which our donors have supported our library's creative ideas.  Programs and services such as the Summer Reading, the Health Information Neighborhood, the Jobs and Careers Neighborhood, Pet's Neighborhood, Wedding Neighborhood would not exist without the philanthropic spirit we've been privileged to help nurture.James McHenry, Ph.D., CFRE"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Steve Page

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Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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