Educational Institutions

Library Foundation of Hancock County, Inc.

  • Bay Saint Louis, MS
  • http://www.hancocklibraries.info

Mission Statement

The Library Foundation of Hancock County's mission is to support and enhance the programs and services of the Hancock County Library System.

Our organization raises funds for real estate, library programs, books and other materials and items needed by the library system.

Our foundation encompasses the entire area of Hancock County, Mississippi.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Summer Reading Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Mississippi

Hancock County, Mississippi, including the Cities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland and the communities of Lakeshore, Clermont Harbor, Pearlington, Diamondhead, Kiln.

ruling year

1994

President since 2009

Self-reported

Mr. Ames Kergosien

Keywords

Self-reported

Hancock County Library, library programs, library services

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Also Known As

The Library Foundation of Hancock County

EIN

58-2111069

 Number

3590428504

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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

Self-reported by organization

More than 600 children registered for and attended the library's summer reading program, funded by The Library Foundation of Hancock County.

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

The Library Foundation of Hancock County's programs include building programs, an annual benefactors' party, children's summer reading programs, special events and programs for children and adults.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Summer Reading Program

The Library Foundation raises the Margin of Excellence funds to support the Hancock County Library System's annual Summer Reading Program. The program promotes teaching children to retain their literacy by reading during the summer months.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$5,000

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To raise funds to provide more of the Margin of Excellence funds for the library's programs.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    One strategy is come up with a fundraiser that touches everyone in the community
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Mississippi

Hancock County, Mississippi, including the Cities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland and the communities of Lakeshore, Clermont Harbor, Pearlington, Diamondhead, Kiln.

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Financials

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LIBRARY FOUNDATION OF HANCOCK COUNTY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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

Library Foundation of Hancock County, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Mr. Ames Kergosien

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ames Kergosien

Kergosien Real Estate

Term: Jan 2009 - Jan 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?