Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Petersburg Library Foundation, Inc.

  • Petersburg, VA
  • www.petersburglibraryfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Foundation's mission is "to ensure that the City of Petersburg has a superior library system having excellent facilities and providing quality resources and innovative sources to enhance education and cultural opportunities for its citizens."

Main Programs

  1. Capital Campaign for new 56,000 sq. ft. Library
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

The geographic area served by the project includes, but is not limited to, Petersburg and neighboring communities including Fort Lee, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Prince George and Richmond.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

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Keywords

Self-reported

Petersburg, Library, PLF, City Library

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EIN

74-3090885

 Number

1269241419

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

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

The top three accomplishments of the Petersburg Library Foundation for the past year include the continuation of the "Paving the Way to Knowledge" commemorative brick campaign, construction on the new library was completed with the facility opening in April, and increasing contributions to be able to close out the capital campaign successfully.

Programs

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

Program 1

Capital Campaign for new 56,000 sq. ft. Library

In order to offer a new Library to the citizens of Petersburg, the PLF needs to raise $12.7 million dollars. The design includes the main library of 45,000 sq. ft. to be built during Phase I. Phase II will include the multi-purpose conference center and will be added when the overall fundraising goal is met.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$12.7 million.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

The geographic area served by the project includes, but is not limited to, Petersburg and neighboring communities including Fort Lee, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Prince George and Richmond.

Funding Needs

The top needs of the Petersburg Library Foundation include raising the remaining $200,000 to close out the Capital Campaign successfully, increasing volunteer support to ensure contributions meet our capital campaign goal of $12.7 million, collecting the committed pledges and maintaining a high level of donor confidence.

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Financials

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The Petersburg Library Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Petersburg Library Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

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BIO

The Petersburg Library Foundation does not have a CEO or Executive Director

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Library houses resources, provides services and develops and executes programs to meet the diverse needs of the citizens of Petersburg. The primary constituency served by the Foundation is the City of Petersburg. Total City population is 32,000 residents of which 79% identify themselves as African American. According to the 2000 Census, 31.4% of the population over the age of 25 does not have a high school diploma, as compared to 19% in Virginia. The national average for illiteracy is 21% and the average for the City of Petersburg is estimated to be more than twice that at 43%, according to the Executive Summary of the National Adult Literacy Survey. It is this group who will benefit from this project the most by having a state-of-the-art facility incorporating all types of information resources, services and programs which are unavailable at their homes. In addition, a new Library facility is poised to serve as a catalyst for growth and community activity as the City continues with its revitalization efforts in the greater downtown area and as Fort Lee's expansion get underway."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert C. "Bob" Walker

Roslyn Farm Corporation

Term: Sept 2008 - Dec 2015

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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